If you have a team of willing participants and a weekend spare, then the Bust Rallies’ Monte Carlo or Bust banger rally could be the perfect adventure. But you’ll have to be quick as the Greenfingers Charity has confirmed that there’s only a handful of places left to join this exciting FUNdraising opportunity.
Monte Carlo or Bust is Europe's ultimate banger rally event, taking place on Thursday June 4th until Sunday June 7th. The event takes in six countries – Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, culminating on the French Riviera in the ever-stunning Monaco. Along the way, participants will take in the Black Forest, Lake Como and the ultimate driving road along the Gottard Pass, 2,000m up in the Swiss Alps.
To take part, participants need just a few things – a ‘banger’ that costs no more than £500, two drivers, appropriate insurance and a sense of direction. The rally isn’t about speed, but instead teams will be faced with daily challenges, prizes and fancy-dress competitions along the way, all with the aim of putting the FUN into FUNdraising. A handful of eager drivers have already signed up, so interested parties who would like to join the event under the Greenfingers banner are urged to sign up as soon as possible.
For those with vehicles that can’t make the journey back, there will be a special ‘scrapping’ service available where participants can wish their car a fond farewell before travelling back to the UK in a little more comfort than they arrived in! Those feeling brave enough can, of course, use their trusty stead to travel home.
One company that has already signed up for this exciting adventure is STIHL. Simon Hewitt, the STIHL team spokesperson said: “STIHL GB has been supporting Greenfingers for the last year and is very excited to be a part of this exciting fundraising mission. Four of the STIHL team will take part in the Greenfingers banger Rally and we’ll be inviting our dealers to sponsor our very orange car!”
Others signed up to the event include, LOFA (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association), Perrywood Garden Centres, Durston Garden Products, Seddon Plant & Engineers, HROC and Alan & Felicity Down.
Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communications, added: “The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally is designed to provide a fun teambuilding opportunity. From choosing your ‘banger’, to completing the challenges along the way, I’ve no doubt that the rally will provide hilarious memories for years to come. But more than this, it’s a great way of raising funds, and helping us to build even more hospice gardens. We love our supporters so much, which is why we wanted to offer them another fantastic way to get involved. We can’t wait to see how the journey to Monte Carlo pans out for those taking part. I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant!”
To find out how to secure one of the remaining places in the Monte Carlo or Bust Rally, please email Linda@greenfingerscharity.org.uk. You can also find information about previous Bust Rallies events by visiting www.bustrallies.com.