The annual Keyline Rally in aid of Prostate Cancer UK is in its 9th year and this year’s ‘Millionaires Rally’, finished up in the original rally location, Monaco.
The Rally has raised over £1m for the charity, thanks to the supporters of the 30 cars and 70 drivers who left Keyline HQ in Swan Valley, Northampton, and drove against the clock through to Monte-Carlo over five days.
Among the celebrities taking part were ex-professional footballer and manager, Luther Blissett alongside wife, Lauren Fox, while Tommy Walsh, English TV personality, presenter and celebrity builder, best known for his role in the Nation’s favourite, Ground Force, waved off the participants.
Walsh said: “I’m thrilled to be supporting the Keyline Rally this year and attending the start of the event to wave off the cars. It is an amazing achievement that Keyline have been able to raise one million pounds for Prostate Cancer UK. Ignoring prostate cancer will not beat it, and the money raised will fund ground-breaking research to help fight the disease. This will help us provide dedicated support and information to men and their loved ones affected by this disease.
“Having friends who have been affected by prostate cancer has shown me how important it is that we are raising awareness of this disease and I can’t thank Keyline enough for all their support.”
Waheeza Tegally-McNair, Marketing Manager at Keyline, said: “This is not only a fantastic experience, but the awareness we raise of prostate cancer through the rally alone is staggering. This disease needs to be talked about more and we hope through raising money and encouraging men to talk about it we can make a difference. The fact that this rally has been going for nine years and has grown from strength to strength is thanks to the dedication of those that sign up each year. Myself and the rest of Keyline are incredibly proud to have exceeded the £1 million mark through the rally alone. Long may it continue.”