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Thanks for visiting our  JustGiving page to find out what we are doing and why.

The Cape to Cape Grand Tour for old cars is  organised by Dennis Greenslade for the Macmillans Cancer team in Cornwall . ( see http://www.justgiving.com/capetocape2013 for a great description of the event )

In the last 9 years the event has raised £471,750 .

The entry is limited to 40 cars which will cover about 1,500 miles from Cascais in Portugal to Falmouth in Cornwall.

Martin has entered 3 earlier Cape to Capes with Richard Gibbins in his Austin1,000 pick up. These events went from the extreme capes of Scotland , Ireland and Spain back to Cornwall . A picture of Richards car is included in the pictures.

This year Richard has entered again with Hugh Marriage so we have a friendly competition to raise money for Macmillans and to see who is better at following the correct routes .

Hugh has experience as he drove his Morris 1000 from Paris to Peking.

Nigel , my brother Gordon and I were born petrolheads . We also share a Maxwell AB made in 1911 which is in our pictures.

Macmillans were the support that my Dad needed when he was dying and have been brilliant for Nigel and so many people that we know. We would be surprised if you do not know people who have been helped by Macmillans.

We hope that you would like to make a donation to Macmillans to help them be there when they are needed .

If you would like to mention the person that you know who was supported in your donation on Just Giving we are sure that their stories will help us in our Cape to Cape Crusade.

 

 

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Updates 5

We survived Spain and Portugal . Ro the Rover runs on 7 or 8 cylinders. We found snow for the penguins. Look at http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l922jfkEIP0&feature=plcp to see us driving through the Picos Martin and Nigel

02/05/13 11:39

On Sunday the Cape Crusaders and the Penguin Pair travelled from Condeixa a Nova to Viana do Castello following all the route planned. Ro the Rover went over a 5,000 ft mountain without grumbling See the picture of tonight's hotel. Stunning views

28/04/13 19:02

Thank you to everyone who has helped. we are getting Roll of Honour labels printed today , Monday 22nd with the names of people who have been helped by Macmillans. If you want to add more names, please send a small donation and we will add their memory by magic marker

22/04/13 12:04

We are proud to have Eric Engmann's name on our car. Erics son Rich has the petrolheads dream job looking after some tasty machinery. If you want to remember someone and have their name on Ro the Rover too , please make a donation and leave their name like Janice and Rich did.

03/04/13 23:07

The Maxwell is called Marge after Nigels mum, Marjorie. Our Rover is Ro in memory of Martins mum , Rona who died this January

10/03/13 09:27

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 67

We would like to remember DEREK HARRIS who was helped by Macmillans. Please add his name to Ro the Rover

Donation by Phil Allison on 02/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Please add ANDY LEE to the people who have been helped by Macmillan carried on the car.

Donation by Shaun Brant on 02/07/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Very well done, lads!! Nigel - Franco told me some of the back story to this adventure. You truly have my greatest respect. Martin - great effort with all your support! A great storyteller, to boot!!

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Martin - you had fun?! Brilliant effort. Very best. Iona and Marcus

Donation by Marcus Macmillan on 19/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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In memory of my father John Willis, as Macmillan gave him and our family fantastic support. Hope you reach your target!

Donation by Nicki Griffiths on 19/05/13

Cornwall welcomes careful drivers. I told you that Cornwall is the centre of the universe. Hope that you get more names of people helped by Macmillan on the car

Donation by Steve Davey on 15/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Nigel & Martin Best of luck for the trip. Jim & Sue

Donation by James Moore on 12/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Michael Coe on 12/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Thank you for carrying the memory of Bob Gray on the car.

Donation by Jeanne Gray on 06/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Stephen Norris on 02/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Wishing you the very best of luck on your intrepid journey!

Donation by Chris & Nicola Ricaldone on 30/04/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Don't forget to stop and turn round when you reach the Atlantic. In memory of Louise and both our fathers - all of whom we lost to cancer.

Donation by Franco & Sally on 29/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Missing u all this year. Hope Ro is behaving. Could you add my dear friend Ann Sim's name please. Go Ro Go. Love, Morna and Ruairidh x

Donation by Morna Milton-Webber on 29/04/13

£20.00

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I look forward to hearing of your trip

Donation by Reenie Savage on 28/04/13

£100.00

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Good Luck

Donation by P & C Panteli on 28/04/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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I refuse to admit that I have ever met eithe rof you. But good luck on the journey and I look forward to the update emails Niggle has promised me.

Donation by Ben & Samantha Hine on 25/04/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Very best of luck, Enjoy the trip! Sounds like a great experience & all for a worthy cause too!

Donation by Vikki & Pete Jones on 24/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Fiona Gillespie on 24/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Great cause Martin, good luck

Donation by Dennis Walsh on 24/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Please take my Dads name round with you on Ro the Rover. Peter Campbell McNaughton. Enjoy the ride

Donation by carole langdale on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Richard Thomas on 23/04/13

£40.00

Martin and Nigel. Have a great time, drink lots of Lancaster Lemonades and post pics so we can all share your journey. Helen and I will be thinking of you. Love Gordon and Helen xxx

Donation by Gordon and Helen on 22/04/13

£50.00

Have fun and enjoy! John and Heather Isle of Man

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/13

£25.00

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Good Luck Dad and Martin! Great cause! We are looking forward to hearing all about it when you are home! Xxx

Donation by Emily, Xander and Theo Panteli on 22/04/13

£40.00

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A great cause! My Father and Father in Law are both fighting cancer at the moment - good luck with the rally and raise lots of money!

Donation by Stevette Potts, W Plus Interiors on 22/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,950.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,950.00
  • Gift Aid£413.75

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