Blazing the road to victory

A team of four friends have hit the road to kick-start their fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust ahead of their real roadtrip next month. ‘Team 777′, made up of Kevin Blazer, Nigel Death, Jem Walters and Paul Guzewich from Norwich will be attempting to drive from the UK to Rimini in Northern Italy in September as part of the Scally Rally event. With a route that includes the Alps this is no mean feat.

In order to help the team prepare for this epic 1200 mile journey, they are embarking on a roadshow around Norwich to try and secure sponsorship from local companies and help raise money towards their target goal of £1,500 for the The Sick Children’s Trust.

The group of friends are raising money for the charity after Kevin Blazer used its ‘Home from Home’, Acorn House in Cambridge.

In 2005 Kevin’s six week old son, Finn (sat on the car bonnet above), was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive children’s cancer. He required specialist treatment only available in Addenbrookes Hospital which was 70 miles from their home. Needless to say this was a highly distressing time for their family, it would have been even more stressful if it wasn’t for The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity provided the family with a place to stay while Finn was being treated, allowing them to remain together as a family.

You can support ‘Team 777′ through their Virgin Money Giving page and you can also follow their progress on their blog and twitter feed.

Best of luck guys!

If you’ve got a fundraising story you’d like us to feature drop us an email on mystory@virginmoneygiving.com

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