Two intrepid sales directors from landscaping manufacturer Marshalls are taking their lives in their hands and ditching their beloved Sat Navs for four days in aid of a cancer charity.
Over four days in June, thirty rally cars will take on THE ITALIAN JOB – organised by Keyline as part of its fund-raising attempts for The Prostate Cancer charity. The gruelling 96 hour round trip rally drive from Calais to Turin is aiming to raise £100,000 for the charity.
Andrew Singleton and David Jackson will be flying the flag for ‘Team Marshalls’, driving 1400 miles across six countries with daily challenges along the way.
The boys’ Mini-Cooper has been given a make-over in Marshalls Red and in true rally style, features the logos of the car’s sponsors: Builders Merchants Journal, Rock Oil, Grace Construction, Lafarge Cement, Tarmac Ltd, Heath Lambert and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.
The boys set off from the Kent coast on 23rd June and their trip will culminate in a spin around the top floor of Turin’s Lingotto Hotel; the iconic former Fiat factory with a rooftop test track that featured in the original 1969 film’s getaway sequence.
The boys aim to raise £5,000 from their trip. If you wish to help, please visitMonte Carlo.
Singleton said: “We’re delighted to be representing Marshalls at the Turin rally and taking part in this event for such a worthy cause. We really hope that the rally not only raises plenty of money for The Prostate Cancer Charity but also helps raise awareness among anybody who sees the cars as they make their way through the UK and Europe. I only hope we don’t ‘blow the bloody doors off!'”