Earlier this month we reported on Perrys’ support for a cross-country challenge designed to raise money for the Florence Nightingale Hospice.
The charity ‘jailbreak’ started from a young offenders institute in Aylesbury and saw a team of 30 volunteers from RAF Halton make their way to Wick in Scotland – a distance of 633 miles – to raise money for charity.
However, the challenge had a twist, because the teams had to rely on the kindness of strangers to get to their destination. Participants were allowed just £10 of emergency money on the challenge, and the two teams of 15 were then tasked with covering the distance using their wits.
Having to ask strangers and businesses for food and petrol wherever possible was a tough challenge, but it was made easier by Perrys Motors, who handed over a seven-seat Vauxhall Zafira with a full tank to help the teams on their way.
Luckily, the teams made their destination and managed to raise a lot of money on the way. This week, a cheque for £1636 was handed over to the Hospice as the challenge was hailed a huge success.
AC Michelle Moody, who took part in the challenge, said: ‘On the journey to Wick both teams stopped off at numerous Service Stations and towns to collect money and also ask local businesses for petrol and food. We found the public to be very generous and supportive.”
Participants were quick to thank local businesses such as Perrys of Aylesbury for helping out in the task and helping to spread the word for the fundraising event.
Perrys Motors on Bicester Road, Aylesbury, would like to congratulate the teams on the success of the challenge and for raising a large amount for such a worthy cause.