A TEAM of petrolheads who drove 2,000 miles in an old banger last year to raise funds for the Primrose Hospice will be repeating the feat again to collect even more cash for the cause.
Betty’s Boys set off on the Screwball Challenge from the Primrose Hospice in Aston Fields on Wednesday (September 21) and will cover 1,600 miles, across seven countries in just six days.
Among the nations they will be driving through are France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein and Italy.
Last year it was Nicholas Irish and Stefan Jones who took up the challenge in a 23-year-old Rover Metro -‘Auntie Betty’s Mettie -which had never left Worcestershire since coming off the production line in Longbridge. They successfully completed the course, raising £1,463 for the charity in the process.
This year – in a 1994 Audi 80 – they have been joined by a new member – Ryan Banner.
The original pair decided to raise funds for the hospice as Nicholas’ mum Tracy works in the Primrose’s Family Support Service which provides counselling, support groups and complimentary therapies to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
The charity’s community fund-raiser Emma Williams told The Standard: “We are extremely grateful to Nick, Stef and Ryan for their continued support and for taking on this fantastic challenge again in aid of us here at the hospice.”
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stefan-Jones2 for more on the challenge.