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Dash to the Med's fundraising page

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]Dash to the Med [/b][/p] [p][b]September 2016[/b][/p] [p][b] [/b][/p] [p][i]1 great idea[/i][/p] [p][i]4 fantastic charities[/i][/p] [p][i]16 cars and [/i][/p] [p][i]32 men who claim to be adults[/i][/p] [p]What could possibly go wrong? Well let’s see![/p][p].[/p][p]Well, we did see![/p][p]And it went very well, thank you![/p][p].[/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]***W E   A L L  M A D E  IT ***[/span][/b][/p][p]All 32 cars set off from the Black Horse in Reigate, and despite some issues all cars arrived in Cannes to a great welcome just off the beach front.[/p][p]We set about this challenge to raise some money for 4 awesome charaties. And raise some money we did, a lot of money. An aweful lot of money.[/p][p]A huge thank you to all of the people and companies who have sponsored us. We are honestly very very grateful. Over the next few weeks we will be speaking to our charity partners and we will post up pictures of the 'cheque handovers' as soon as we have them. Keep an eye on our social media feeds.[/p][p]What next? Well its back to reality for the drivers. It's back to the UK for some cars, others were scrapped in Cannes - It was sad to see them go.[/p][p]Can 32 men get together and organise a dash to the med?[/p][p]Yes they can, led by our very own Chris Driscoll in car 13 - Good Job Disco.[/p][p]We have 4 very happy charaties who will put the money to great use. Some money is still coming in, and we are of course open for a few bob more... :-)[/p][p]For now it's a big thank you again from your drivers.[/p][p].[/p][p].[/p][p][/p][p]Follow us on [b]F A C E B O O K [/b]and [b]I N S T A G R A M[/b][/p][p]Just go to both, or either, and search 'Dash to the Med' - Simples...[/p][p]- 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - [/p][p][/p][p][span=color: #ff0000;]Our Previous posts and information is below.[/span][/p][p][/p][p][b]SEE ALL THE CARS AND DRIVERS[/b][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]Wednesday 21st September - The Black Horse Pub - Reigate - RH2 9JZ - the fun starts from 12 noon - [b]ALL THE CARS ARRIVE AT 4.00PM[/b] - Meet some celebs, meet some seriously worried drivers, sign the cars...hey, sign the drivers...enjoy some great food, enjoy live music, video booths and wish the guys well for their drive ahead. (Please bring a spanner or two)[/span][/p][p]All of the cars have been bought now, and what a variety! 2 seaters, 8 seaters, runners and not yet runners! In car playlists are being assembled, with none other than Mr Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with Iron Maiden and in car 9, greatly assisting! Look at our Facebook page, just search Dash to the Med and PLEASE share it, thank you all. [/p][p] - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - [/p][p]The Dash to the Med starts on Wednesday 21[sup]st[/sup] of September from Reigate in Surrey and ends in Cannes, France, on Saturday the 24[sup]th[/sup] of September. The 16 cars can only cost a maximum of £500, with a 10% ‘dressing up and repair’ allowance. Motorways are not allowed as part of the route.[/p] [p][/p] [p]Each driver team has promised to raise a minimum of £1000, so we already have an incredible £16,000 towards our charity donation goal of £75,000. Importantly[b]ALL [/b]costs relating to this challenge are borne by the car teams. Every penny raised goes to our chosen charities.[/p] [p][/p] [p]Our chosen charities are:[/p] [p][b][span=color: #000080;]1  Variety [/span][/b][/p] [p][b][span=color: #000080;]2  ESDAS [/span][/b][/p] [p][b][span=color: #000080;]3  The Children’s Trust [/span][/b][/p] [p][b][span=color: #000080;]4  RGS Foundation[/span][/b][/p] [p]We will be splitting the raised money equally between these 4 highly worthwhile causes. As with all charity events we hold special reasons for supporting these local and national hardworking charities. More information on them is at the bottom of this page, and by clicking the logos opposite.[/p] [p][/p] [p][b]Please donate.[/b][/p] [p]If you have stumbled upon this page or have seen our challenge in the press then hi, thanks for stopping by! If we have persuaded you to make a donation then please do so on this page.[/p] [p]If you [b]KNOW A TEAM[/b] then simply add the 'Car Team Number' at the end of your message. All our team car numbers are below this message. If you don't know any of us well hey, thanks again, leave a message, part with some cash, but don't put a car number![/p][p]Car team 1 – [i]Paul Bishop/Richard Woodfood[/i][/p] [p]Car team 2 – [i]Chris Hannigan/Philip Watts[/i][/p] [p]Car team 3 – [i]El Kedge/Rick Russ[/i][/p] [p]Car team 4 – [i]Tony Sexton/Simon Schlaefli[/i][/p] [p]Car team 5 –[i] Jon White/Martin Summons[/i][/p] [p]Car team 6 –[i] Mark Tiley/Kyle Haughton[/i][/p] [p]Car team 7 – [i]Nigel Seabold/Neil James[/i][/p] [p]Car team 8 – [i]Andrew Bowkett/Nick Barrett[/i][/p] [p]Car team 9 –[i] Bruce Dickinson/Grif Dickinson[/i][/p] [p]Car team 10 – [i]Tony Driscoll/Marc Sheldrick[/i][/p] [p]Car team 11 – [i]Mark Westley/Neil Hardy[/i][/p] [p]Car team 12 – [i]Chris Dahl/Frank Overtoom[/i][/p] [p]Car team 13 – [i]Al Gregson/Chris Driscoll[/i][/p] [p]Car team 14 – [i]Ian Randall/ David Sandeman[/i][/p] [p]Car team 15 – [i]Dan McGrath/Jonathan Clark[/i][/p] [p]Car team 16 – [i]George Cowan/Rich Bennett[/i][/p][p][/p][p][b]Corporate giving.[/b][/p] [p]We have been approached by several companies who match donate and who also wish to donate by cheque. We have an account set up to this end and details are available by simply e-mailing Chris on [url=mailto:chrisdriscoll1@hotmail.co.uk]chrisdriscoll1@hotmail.co.uk[/url][/p] [p][/p] [p][b]See How we progress[/b][/p][p]We will be posting live updates as we progress in September – so bookmark this page and come back soon -  also check us out on:[/p][p][b]INSTAGRAM[/b][/p][p]We are called- [b][span=color: #000080;]DashtotheMed[/span][/b][/p][p][b][span=color: #000080;]We will be posting pictures regularly now, and constantly as we set off.[/span][/b][/p][p][span=font-weight: bold;]FACEBOOK[/span][/p][p][span=color: #000080;]We are also called - [b]DASH TO THE MED[/b], search us..we will pop up![/span][/p][p][b][span=color: #000080;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/b][/p][p]Thank you for looking at our challenge, and indeed contributing.[/p] [p]Sincerely[/p] [p][b]The 32 Dash to the Med team drivers[/b][/p][p][/p][p]0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-[/p][p][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p] [p][/p] [p][b]Variety Club of Great Britain.[/b][/p] [p][url=https://www.variety.org.uk/]https://www.variety.org.uk/[/url][/p] [p]All over the UK there are children who have to cope with sickness, disability or disadvantage. It’s tough. Really tough.[/p] [p]The Variety Club provides practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to those children and their families.[/p] [p][/p] [p][b]East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services[/b][/p] [p][url=http://www.esdas.org.uk/]http://www.esdas.org.uk/[/url][/p] [p]ESDAS offer a confidential listening service to anyone affected by domestic abuse and violence. They also give practical advice about your legal position and can put you in touch with solicitors who are experienced in all domestic abuse issues.[/p] [p][/p] [p][b]The Childrens Trust. For Children with Brain Injury.[/b][/p] [p][url=https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/]https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/[/url][/p] [p]They provide expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at their specialist centre in Tadworth, supporting children and families across the UK. They also offer services in communities around the country and online support for parents.[/p] [p][/p] [p][b]RGS Foundation.[/b][/p][p][b][span=color: #888888;][url=http://www.rgschanginglives.org/]http://www.rgschanginglives.org/[/url][/span][/b][/p][p]The Changing Lives campaign provides opportunities through open access to those whose potential is far greater than their financial means. Inspired by the philosophy of our founders we recognise that such benefaction enriches our school, enhances academic standards, is socially inclusive and widens educational opportunity. The initial campaign goal of raising £1 million by 2016 to allow for twenty ‘1675 Scholars’ to attend RGS has been achieved a year early. To date we have raised £1.2m and there are currently twenty-one ‘1675 Scholars’ at RGS. Now the focus is firmly on the longer-term aim to build this fund to £4 million and fifty ‘1675 Scholars’ by 2025 to mark the school’s 350th anniversary.[/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/b][/p][p][/p][p][/p][p]-------------------------------------------------------------------[/p] [p][/p] [p][/p]

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Nov 29, 2016


Nov 16, 2016

JoJo & Neil

Great work Mark and I'm sure great fun


Nov 8, 2016

Tracey Richardson

Well done - especially car 12!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2016

Ken and Jude

Well done car 1

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2016

Ian Hailes

Well done chaps. Super effort and what a staggering amount of money you have raised

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2016

Nutfield Homes


Oct 9, 2016

Chris, Tiz, Jess, Tommy & Ella, 3,5,6,13

There and back?

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2016

Mart and Ali

Many congratulations to Simon and Tony in Car 4, superb effort. A cross between driving to Le Mans and The Gumball Rally! Can I join you next year?! Well done! Mart, Ali and the girls xxxx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2016

Nick H

Well done Rich in car 1 and well done to everybody involved. Top fund raising.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2016

Nick H

Well done to Mark in car 6 and all the boys. Huge total raised so far.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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