THE ULTIMATE ROAD RALLY CHALLENGE
8,500 MILES- 115 CARS ALL BUILT BEFORE 1975.
Claudine Bloom and Andy Twort are competing in the 2016 Peking to Paris Endurance Car Rally. As the name suggests, the start is in Peking (Beijing) on 12th June and they will reach the finish line at the Place Vendome in the centre of Paris on 17th July, after 36 days of gruelling competitive motorsport. They will travel through vast expanses of the Gobi Desert, where they are camping for ten nights, over the mountain ranges and plains of southern Siberia and finally the exciting mountain passes of the Alps. The most important 'crew' member is AMY AMAZON. Amy is a 1965 Volvo Amazon which has been specially modified for the event. This rally first ran in 1907 and was won by Prince Borghese.
Claudine was a guest at Chestnut Tree House's Snowman Spectacular Ball in December. She was so moved by the harrowing stories and, hearing about the care the hospice provides to children and young people with life-shortening illnesses across Sussex, she decided she would drive the rally to raise vital funds to help local families by initially raising enough to pay for three days of care. One day costs £6,850 and an hour costs £285 for all care costs at the hospice.
So please donate generously and follow their progress during the rally on Facebook (Amy Amazon) and via the live tracker. To find out more about Chestnut Tree House watch the film below in our gallery.
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