iod KentFresh from her gruelling climb of Mount Elgon in Africa, where she raised over £5,300 for Fields of Life, Debbie Cameron, Manager of the Kent Branch of the Institute of Directors based at Kent Science Park, is taking on another charity challenge – and is hoping that you will join her! This time, Debbie is taking part in the “Maidstone to Monaco Banger Rally” to raise money for the Parenta Trust, who will use the money raised to build a pre-school in Uganda.


The “Maidstone to Monaco Banger Rally” will see teams from throughout Kent undertake a four day journey through France, Switzerland and Italy. The rules for entering the rally are simple, your team needs to: find a roadworthy car worth £350 or less; have their passports ready and raise a minimum contribution of £1,000.
Teams are encouraged to choose a theme of their choice and then decorate their cars and wear fancy dress accordingly. There will be some bonus challenges along the way, including a treasure hunt, with prizes being awarded for a variety of achievements.

Debbie spoke about why she was taking part in the Rally: “I’ve been to Uganda several times now and have seen the difference that just a little bit of money can make to children’s lives over there. When I went there for the second time I went to visit the children I’d met on my first trip, and the difference in them was incredible. I’m hoping to encourage more people to take part and help us raise a sizeable sum of money so that we can build a pre-school – something that will have a huge, positive impact for children there.”

James Speck, Site Director of Kent Science Park also spoke about Debbie’s remarkable commitment: “What Debbie is doing is truly outstanding. Not only has she already raised over £5,000 by climbing Mount Elgon, but now she is continuing to raise money and awareness for this extremely worthwhile cause by taking part in an 1,100 mile rally across Europe. I hope everyone will dig deep and support her and this remarkable endeavour.”

The rally itself will begin on Tuesday 18th September 2013. Anyone interested in registering can find out more information by visiting www.maidstonetomonaco.org.


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