Bangers complete Bangor rally in aid of Rennie Grove

Seven teams from local businesses channelled their inner Jeremy Clarkson when they took part in the Banger to Bangor and Back challenge in September, raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

The idea for this novel fundraising event came from a meeting of Rennie corporate patrons,  the charity’s membership scheme for local businesses – with Richard Marrett (owner of the Rose & Crown in St Albans) and Martin Robson, Managing Director of BRC, helping to make the idea a reality.

Participants set off from St Michaels’ Manor Hotel in a car bought for less than £500 (with MOT, tax and insurance) joining fellow competitors on a weekend drive from St Albans to Bangor in North Wales and back again. Teams won points throughout the weekend by completing a series of challenges and competitions en route.

Challenges on the trip included taking pictures of their cars with castles, Carpool Karaoke, most shares/retweets on social media and highest altitude reached by the car!

Returning to St Michael’s Manor and following the final off-road driving challenge, Daniel from victorious Team Ginder said: “We are absolutely delighted to have taken part in the Banger to Bangor Rally at the weekend. It was so much fun from start to finish and I can honestly say that I don’t think we stopped laughing. There was a great camaraderie and friendly rivalry with all the other teams which really made the weekend and although we managed to accumulate the most points, I really think that everyone was a winner. We would definitely do it again!”

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