Local team to take part in charity car challenge

16 April 2013

On Thursday 2 May 2013, six Harrogate residents, Richard Drury, Gareth Mills, Richard Smithson, Dan Clare, Ian Hullah and Dave Topley will be setting off from the UK to take part in the Scumrun car challenge.

The six are hoping to raise £4,000 for WellChild, the national charity for sick children, by taking part in this charity event. Their effort will allow WellChild to carry on its work of care, support and research for chronically sick children throughout the UK.


The six Harrogate drivers with their cars
The six Harrogate drivers with their cars


Scumrun is the famous four day drive across Europe in which competitors drive cars worth no more than £500 which they have modified. It is the biggest and original banger drive with more than 100 vehicles competing every year.

Themed as The Italian Job, the Harrogate team is travelling in pairs in three old Fiat Puntos that have been made mechanically fit and decorated by motor engineer Richard Drury of Moorlands Garage. The destination of the trip is not revealed until Thursday 2 May.


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So far the team has raised more than £700 and aim to raise even more at a quiz night they are hosting on Sunday 21 April at the Joiners Arms in Hampsthwaite.

The quiz is open to all and costs £2.50 per person to enter. There will also be a raffle on the night to help raise further funds.

Raffle prizes include afternoon tea at the Old Swan, a day pass to the Academy Health Club, a Weegmans of Otley Meat Hamper, a MOT at Moorlands Garage, a massage treatment at Hotel du Vin Harrogate and a car valet from Hampsthwaite Garage.

They are organising a pub quiz this Sunday 21 April to raise some funds at The Joiners Arms, Hampsthwaite

Donations & further info at www.justgiving.com/the-italian-jobbers

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