A Harrogate fund-raiser has unveiled his driving ambition with a difference – completing a Top Gear challenge ahead of running in the Prague Marathon.
Chris Pugh is swapping Czechs for cheques as he prepares for a fund-raising double to boost the coffers of the charity, Carers’ Resource, and its offices in Harrogate and Ripon where he is a familiar face as a volunteer..
For not only is he competing in the 26-mile run – he has also set himself the task of travelling the 1,000 miles to get there in a “reasonably priced” car.
That task falls to the engine of ‘Sexi Lexi’ – a green 1996 Lexus with 130,000 miles on the clock – who will take Chris and his colleagues to the Czech Republic capital for the big race.
Chris Pugh said:
If ‘Sexi Lexi’ can do 1,000 miles, surely we can breeze through 26. We’re hoping she won’t let us down!
To support such a great local cause as The Carers’ Resource is a real honour. I work closely with it as a volunteer, supporting carers and vulnerable older people throughout the district.
I hope that people get behind our journey and donate generously, which will make such a difference to the charity and the work it does.
The charity’s Events and Fundraising Coordinator, Anne Wells, said:
We always appreciate every donation but this event is one that has really captured our imagination.
We wish Chris and his friends – as well as Sexi Lexi – the very best of luck in making it there and back in one piece.
Chris has set himself a target of £500. Donations can be made via his Just Giving page. www.justgiving.com/Chris-Pugh6