Monte Carlo Or Bust - four friends from March take part in a 1,000 mile rally in a £260 car from ebay

March friends are raising money for Magpas with a road trip

March friends are raising money for Magpas with a road trip - Credit: Archant

A group of friends are more than half way to their fund raising target ready for when they take part in a marathon car rally in a 40 year old banger.

Rally by four March men raises funds for Magas - Monte Carlo Or Bust

Rally by four March men raises funds for Magas - Monte Carlo Or Bust - Credit: Archant

The four will be driving an R reg Mercedes from Belgium to Monte Carlo to raise money for the Magpas air ambulance.

So far they have raised £955 towards a target of £1,500.

They join 80 other motorists taking part in the Monte Carlo or Bust rally that starts on Friday June 2 and ends on Sunday 4.

Starting at Namur in Belgium, which in itself is a 340 mile drive from March, they must then complete 1,000 miles to reach Monte Carlo.

Rally by four March men raises funds for Magas - Monte Carlo Or Bust

Rally by four March men raises funds for Magas - Monte Carlo Or Bust - Credit: Archant


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The rally is not a race but instead each day the teams are set various challenges by the organisers, and all meet each evening at an end of the day rendezvous.

Rules state that the rally car should not cost more than £300 to buy - the March team bought theirs from ebay for £260.

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Support Necessary is made up of Andrew Welbourne, Nick Fox, David Heading and Jon Peck.

Four friends since their early teens, the rally is something they have wanted to do for many years and have finally arranged.

A team from March will be entering the Monte Carlo or Bust rally

A team from March will be entering the Monte Carlo or Bust rally - Credit: Archant

All car fanatics they are funding the whole trip themselves, so that all money raised goes to Magpas.

The Car is an R Reg, Mercedes E Class Estate which is beginning to get covered in stickers of sponsorship stickers from local businesses.

If you are interested in sponsoring contact Kathryn on 07593 222292 or email kwelbourne@me.com to discuss.

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