21 Jul 2011

Autism charity to benefit from 'Wacky Racers'

Rally carThree men from Nottinghamshire are planning to drive some 1,300 miles in a car that cost just £50 to raise £2,000 for autism charity NORSACA.

The trip – which starts in Calais, France in September and finishes in Rimi, Italy and sounds something like the popular children’s cartoon Wacky Races– is part of the regular Scally Rally events for ‘bangers’.

For those taking part, the rules are simple. The car used should cost no more than £100 although teams entering are not limited on how much they spend to make the vehicle road worthy.

This is not a race - but an endurance test for the car and their drivers.

Derek Howarth decided to take part in the event to raise money for NORSACA because the charity had helped look after his own son who has autism.

“We’re taking part in the Scally Rally to raise funds for the Falcon House site of Sutherland House School, run by autism charity NORSACA, for looking after my son Danial for the last four years,” said Derek.

“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who’s helped us with this and for all those people who have been generous enough to support us,” he said,

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