In a galaxy not so far away, employees from Keyline will morph into their favourite characters from Star Wars, Doctor Who and The X Files as they jump behind the wheel and drive across Europe to raise vital money for Prostate Cancer UK.
The specialist merchant of civils and drainage solutions has organised a Sci-Fi themed car rally to the Spanish Pyrenees.
Twenty-four cars made up of teams from Keyline’s staff, along with its suppliers and customers will be hoping to steer clear of the Daleks, Darth Vader and The Terminator, as they travel 1800+ miles in just 5 days. The rally starts on Tuesday 27th June from Northampton. After an overnight sailing from Portsmouth to Santander the cars will trek through the mountains before dropping down to the northeastern coast of Spain. Fundraisers will then make a stop in Les Mans for a fancy dress party before heading back to the UK.
Each year 47,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer, with over 11,000 men dying from the illness. The money raised from the Keyline rally will help fund vital research into diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease.
David Gardner at Keyline, said: “We cannot quite believe that our brave drivers will soon be hitting the road for an incredible eighth year in a row. Our long-standing partnership with Prostate Cancer began in 2010, when the company initially pledged to raise £25,000 in that one year alone. However, our annual rally continues to be a major highlight in the industry calendar, widely supported by our staff, our suppliers and our amazing customers. In total, we have raised more than £1 million for the charity in just seven years!”
Speaking ahead of the event, James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “We are thrilled that the Keyline Rally is back for its eighth year. The event is always such a highlight on our charity calendar and one we are very proud to be part of. Two of our staff members are gearing up to take the driving seat for the first time and are preparing those all-important costumes.
"We really can’t thank Keyline enough for their incredible fundraising efforts for Prostate Cancer UK. The money raised will continue to help funding for research into early diagnosis and better treatments which in turn will help us stop prostate cancer being a killer. I wish everyone taking part the best of luck, may the force be with you!”
If you would like to sponsor the drivers taking part in the 2017 Keyline Rally, visit the Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KeyLineRally2017