I wanted to personally help the charity that made a huge difference to us, and am targeting £50,000. This will help so many people who face advanced serious illness in Cambridgeshire.
Not long after I married Jenny, I bought a car on eBay, a 1987 Porsche 944, and used it daily for a few years before it developed a cooling issue. It then sat on our driveway for 3 years, untouched. After Jenny passed away, I used the basic mechanical skills I have as a therapy to keep my mind focused and make some basic repairs to try to get the car roadworthy again. I had a crazy idea that I could raise some money for Arthur Rank somehow. Over the last 18 months I've been fixing the problems it had and it's now back on the road.
I have entered the Baltic Sea Circle adventure rally - the northernmost adventure rally on the planet. My teammate Gemma and I will be making our way to Hamburg, Germany, where the rally starts, and then progressing over the course of 16 days through Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Overall we expect to cover 6000 miles, taking on challenges throughout. We'll be stopping at the North Cape, the most northerly place accessible by road in Europe. It is 71 degrees north of the equator.
We've got the car running, and now its the last few weeks before the rally starts. We want to make as much money as we can for Arthur Rank Hospice.
How you can help:
Please donate and share as much as you can on social media. All money raised through GoFundMe will go directly to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
To say thank you to all my donors, every one will get their name on the car. The more you donate, the bigger your name/logo will be on the car! Throughout the rally we'll be adding names and shouting out to our donors.
I have an instagram account for the project: @norwayina944
Follow the blog: http://wildspiritadventure.co.uk
Do you want to join me in making a difference? Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.
More information about Arthur Rank Hospice Charity: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Its 'Outstanding' services are provided free of charge to patients and their families, helping to make every moment count. For further information, please visit http://www.arhc.org.uk