Keyline Builders Merchants, part of the Travis Perkins group, is sending 20 cars to Monte Carlo this month to raise money for charity.
The Keyline Monte Carlo Charity Rally aims to raise a minimum of £75,000 for the company’s charity partner, The Prostate Cancer Charity.
Twenty cars of all shapes, sizes and ages from a 1975 MG Midget to a 1968 Porsche 911 Coupe and fully refurbished 1972 Jago Jeep, will leave Keyline’s Northfleet branch on Thursday 24th June with the aim of making it to Monte Carlo and back in 96 hours.
Each team has a sponsorship target and is made up of two people. Sat-navs are strictly prohibited, so participants must have brushed up on their map reading and their GCSE-level French before they set off.
The teams will be raising vital funds and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Charity. There are currently 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK and one man dies of the disease every hour.
Andrew Harrison, managing director of Keyline Builders Merchants, said: “The Monte Carlo challenge is a innovative way of raising money for an excellent cause and we anticipate it being a fantastic experience. Everyone taking part is geared up for the challenge and I am looking forward to driving through the French countryside and arriving in Monte Carlo with time to spare. The support we have had from over 30 of our principle suppliers, including Marshalls, British Gypsum, Lafarge Cement and Aco, has been outstanding and we are grateful for their encouragement.”