Challenge of the Crumball Rally

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:41 22 September 2011

Weston Hospicecare, driver Owen Davies and co-driver James Raybould, who are doing the crumball rally - 2,500 miles in a ?250 car, to raise fund for Hospicecare. Pictured with Chief Exec Gill Auden, Nursing team members Nicki Toukin, Lisa Dorgan and Gill Garry with well wishers and supports sending the lads off.

Weston Hospicecare, driver Owen Davies and co-driver James Raybould, who are doing the crumball rally - 2,500 miles in a ?250 car, to raise fund for Hospicecare. Pictured with Chief Exec Gill Auden, Nursing team members Nicki Toukin, Lisa Dorgan and Gill Garry with well wishers and supports sending the lads off.

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TWO men with a sense of adventure have taken on a 2,500-mile rally challenge to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Owen Davies, aged 30, of Weston and his co-driver James Raybould, aged 30, of South Wales set off last Wednesday across the UK, France, Poland, Belgium and Germany. And all of these miles have to be crunched in a car which cost them no more than £200.

Owen said: “I have always been really keen on anything with an engine and when I saw the Crumball Rally advertised it grabbed my attention straight away.”

Owen and James are doing the rally in aid of Owen’s partner’s Dad, David Hillman who was cared for at Weston Hospicecare before he died, after battling with cancer four years ago.

Owen said: “Clare’s Dad was being cared for by Weston Hospicecare when we first got together four years ago and I know that the charity is very close to both Clare and her Mum and brother’s hearts.”

The boys have set themselves the target of raising £1,000 from the rally and are hoping the car will attract even more donations as they make their way to Germany.

The car has a massive text number stuck onto it along with Weston Hospicecare branding so people can send a text and donate £1 to the hospice. Tax Cert Accountants in Weston have sponsored the boys in their challenge.

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