Update to the Pink Car Rally Update (!)……

30 Aug

The fund pot is at £994.97 as of this moment in time!!!!

Ffloyd (aged 46) will be driven by me AKA Lady Lily the Pink with co-driver and tame mechanic, John Crompton on hand to deal with the inevitable breakdowns!

Ffloyd (aged 46) will be driven by me AKA Lady Lily the Pink with co-driver and tame mechanic, John Crompton on hand to deal with the inevitable breakdowns!

…..this is due to a  huge HUGE HUGE amount of generosity and support from friends, family and the local community.  I decided to do this over 2 years ago, I can’t believe that this coming weekend is THE weekend. 

me and my alter ego... Lady Lily the Pink

me and my alter ego… Lady Lily the Pink

Having first discussed the idea in May 2013, I somehow managed to engage 2 amazing ladies (June Duncan and Jenny Walsby) who decided to grow their hair for a year with the view to cutting it off for donation this May just gone.  The idea .. to raise money and increase our fund pot for this amazing cause… they were joined by another local lady AureliaTyczka and all 3 donated hair and then had their head shaves – contributing over £750 to the pot. WOW

June, Tina,Aurelia, Jen - amazing local ladies helping The Little Princess Trust

June, Tina,Aurelia, Jen – amazing local ladies helping The Little Princess Trust

This was the start of our fundraiser that ends this Sunday after Ffloyd and I (and our ‘Tame Mechanic”, John ) have completed the 2014 Pink Car Rally.

Here’s a reminder of the timetable:

Day 1 – Saturday 6th September

9am – meet at Sainsbury’s, Uxbridge Road, Langley, Slough SL1 1SU (Selena Mullen is liaising with them, in the hope that we can make our visit there ‘official’, but if they say ‘no’ then we will simply be a group of very pink customers, in an assortment of pink cars! I, for one, will be having breakfast there around 8am!!! – Thank you, Selena)

10am – leave Sainsbury’s :-

Option 1 – if Wexham Park Hospital (SL2 4HL) gives permission, we will drive there first, before heading for the M25. It’s 5 miles from Sainsbury’s.

Option 2 – head straight for the M25 (directions will be issued)

12noon – arrive South Mimms Service Area on M25

1pm – leave South Mimms

3pm – arrive intu Lakeside – RM20 2ZP http://intu.co.uk/lakeside

NB We have permission to do an ‘all day’ coin collection here! So anyone choosing to join us here is welcome to start collecting if they arrive before us!

7pm – leave intu Lakeside and cross the Dartford Bridge (toll) to the Dartford Travelodge (5 miles away)

Pinkie Dinner!!!!!

Day 2

9.30am Leave Dartford Travelodge, heading for Brands Hatch DA3 8NG (10.6miles)

10am Arrive Brand’s Hatch (we should be able to buy food there… I’m currently checking our location and where the food is etc…)

11am Leave Brand’s Hatch – official start of Day 2 of the rally! Head for M25 S towards Gatwick

Subject to permission….. (currently waiting to hear) we will then go Sutton, Surrey

12.15pm Arrive Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton SM2 5PT

NB If no permission is granted (I’m currently liaising with two hospitals on the site!) then I will find an alternative comfort stop.

1.30pm Leave the Hospital/other venue… and re-join the M25

3.30pm Arrive either at Wexham Park Hospital SL2 4HL (awaiting authorisation) or Sainsbury’s Uxbridge Road, Langley, Slough SL1 1SU

The rally will end at approx. 4.30pm

If you are on the M25 or new any of the scheduled stops PLEASE come along and support us and the host of other PINKIES on the Rally.  If you want to show your support and can spare a few pennies please visit my justgiving page and help make this a record year.   Last year all the Pinkies together raised almost £18,000.  Lets beat it this year.
I think Ffloyd (aged 46) is going to be the oldest car on the Rally with Jane Sutton, driving Bubble (aged 43) a close second.  Her mechanic is coming along too….  should be a fantastic weekend ❤ ❤ ❤

Bubble (aged 43) will be driven by Pinkie, Jane Sutton and codriver/ mechanic hubby will be on hand in case of emergency

Bubble (aged 43) will be driven by Pinkie, Jane Sutton and co-driver/ mechanic hubby will be on hand in case of emergency

 

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