TWO PETROLHEADS are taking on a famous charity rally challenge to raise funds for the Primrose Hospice.
The ‘Screwball Lads’ – Stefan Jones, 20, and Nicholas Irish, 19 – are taking their 1992 Rover Metro 1,600 miles around Europe, as part of the famous Screwball Rally.
The Metro, aka Auntie Betty’s Mettie, has been in the Irish family since it rolled out of the factory in 1992.
And, in an even stranger quirk, Auntie Betty’s car has never been driven outside of Worcestershire, until now.
‘Betty’s Boys’ will be driving the newly-revamped metro for five days across Europe, raising money for the Primrose Hospice on the world-famous madcap rally.
Stefan and Nicholas were hoping to raise £700 for Primrose but have already smashed that and were on more than £850 when The Standard went to press.
The boys decided to raise money for the hospice because Nicolas’ mum, Tracy, works at Family Support Service, which provides counselling, support groups and complimentary therapies to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
To boost their fund-raising the boys have also set up three ‘guess how many sweets are in the jar’ competitions at their places of work and at a local pub.
Visit www.justgiving.com/Bettysboys to find out more about the boys’ trip and to donate to the cause.