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British Bangers - Charity Banger Rally for Finlay's Journey

We are travelling 2,500 miles in an old banger for Brain Tumour Research because Finlay Church died of a Brain Tumour aged just 11

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raised of £2,740 target
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  • Team members: Martin, Daz and Brett
  • Event: British Bangers - Charity Banger Rally, 12 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
  • Team: Finlays Journey

Brain Tumour Research

We fund long-term, sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours

Charity Registration No. England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840

Story

We are three normal guys - good friends.  We have never done anything significant before for charity but when my sons close friend at school had a brain tumour and subsequently passed away within just 17 months, at the age of 11, I was stunned that there was nothing that could have saved him.  Such a tragic loss of a lovely boy - it impacted on us all.

I subsequently learned that Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of people under the age of 40 yet receive only 1% of national research spend and found this shocking and unfair.

When the opportunity recently came up for us take part in the British Bangers Charity Rally, we couldn't resist the chance to push ourselves to do an extreme challenge whilst raising money for this incredible charity, in memory of Fin.

So we will be travelling 2,500 miles in an old Banger.  We will leave Birmingham on 12th May and travel through France, Germany, Italy and then Spain before reaching our final destination - Benidorm.  Whilst travelling through Italy, we will travel the Stelvio pass which is a mountain pass at an elevation of 2,757m above sea level - lets hope the brakes don't fail!

We have set ourselves an ambitious target to raise enough money to fund one whole day of research at one of Brain Tumour Research's "Centres of Excellence" which costs £2,740 - but any amount we can raise would be hugely appreciated by the charity and of course Finlay's family.

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