Feltham car fans prepare for charity car challenge | Action Medical Research

Feltham car fans prepare for charity car challenge

9 November 2017

A group of car fanatics from Feltham in South West London are preparing themselves for a cross continental charity challenge!

‘Scumrun’ returns in May 2018 and places are now available for May 2018.

The annual event – which sees cars driven on a mystery five day tour around Europe - is organised to raise funds for children’s charities. Next year Action Medical Research will be the chosen cause.

Sales Controller Dave Taylor, 46, is preparing for his third stint behind the wheel: “There’s a real camaraderie among all the participants; everyone’s willing to help each other, which is really important when you’re driving a car that could potentially break down at any minute!

“You get to see some amazing scenery and of course there’s the feeling you’re doing something worthwhile for charity.”

Teams need to buy and decorate their vehicles especially for the drive. They can spend as much or as little as they want (there are various different classes): the challenge is to make sure the vehicle can actually complete the course!

Dave will be joined by teammates Ken Taylor, 72, Stuart Laurie, 40, Tom Aves, 35 and Lee Walsh, 27. Collectively known as ‘exhaustedpistontyred’, the group aim to raise £3,000 for Action.

The charity’s Head of Relationship Fundraising, Toby Tennant said: “We’re really excited to be working with the organisers and to be a part of Scumrun!

“Places are already beginning to fill up and that has a lot to do with the event’s passionate fan base who return year after year.”

Edward White, Managing Director of the Scumrun event, said: “The enthusiasm and passion of our participants really does seem to grow each year; if you’re a fan of driving and like an adventure, Scumrun’s the perfect team bonding experience!

“Obviously fundraising for charity is a big part of what we do and we’re absolutely delighted to be supporting Action in 2018. With teams already starting to sign themselves up, we’re confident next year’s event will raise lots of money for vital research.”

Fancy the challenge? You can find out more here.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

To download a photo of Dave Taylor dressed as Batman:
https://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/scumrun_superheroes_dave_taylor.jpg

(L-R: Dave Taylor, Ken Taylor and Lee Walsh)

To download the Action Medical Research logo:

https://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/action_logo_for_header.jpg

To download the Scumrun logo:
https://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/scumrun_ep.png

You can read more about the group here:
https://www.action.org.uk/blog/2017/11/08/charity-car-challenge-captivates-caped-crusaders

For more information on Action Medical Research, contact Peter Denton, Fundraising Communications Officer, on:
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E:pdenton@action.org.uk
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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For 65 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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