Bentley team ‘Race(s) the Sun’! | Action Medical Research

Bentley team ‘Race(s) the Sun’!

14 October 2014

Paul Malinowski, Sean Cook, Ian Sprules and Nitisha Joshi, from the Bentley dealership Leicester, may not have quite matched the sleek power of the New Flying Spur V8 but never-the-less proved to be a stunningly agile team, turning in a great performance at the ‘Race the Sun’ event in aid of Action Medical Research charity for children.


Entering the ‘Race the Sun’ event in the Lake District towards the end of August was the brainchild of workshop controller Paul Malinowski, whose niece, Lois, was born 13 weeks prematurely. Luckily, thanks to the research undertaken around premature birth by charities like Action Medical Research she’s now doing really well and fast approaching her first birthday in December 2014 but Paul was inspired to undertake the challenge to raise further funds for the charity.


His £2,000 donation means that Action Medical Research can continue to offer hope to the many thousands of families who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by a disability or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.


With the Bentley Leicester General Manager, Sean Cook, Marketing Manager, Nitisha Joshi and Service Advisor, Ian Sprules on-board, the team entered the gruelling 22 mile bike ride on the hilly roads of Cumbria before scaling the towering Helvellyn Mountain, cycling to the Lake Thirlmere and canoeing across to the finish line.  Despite the Marketing Manager pulling a muscle in her leg, the team made the challenge in 12 hours and 42 minutes. They all found the race physically challenging but well worth it and Paul’s looking forward to continuing his support for Action Medical Research with another of its events.


If you’d like to take part in one of the ‘Race the Sun’ challenges or any other of our events to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research, further information is available online at:


The charity is also looking to recruit volunteers. If you can spare even a small amount of time to give a talk, inspire a school to fundraise, sell cream teas, organise an event, source a quality raffle prize or start a group, then please get in touch!


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To download high res pictures please click on the links below:- (left to right - three of team Bentley: Paul, Ian and Sean)

 (Paul’s niece, Lois)


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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.


We want to make a difference in:

  • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targetting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.


Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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