On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July 20 people from Yorkshire are taking part in the ultimate car treasure hunt, ‘Wacky Racers’, to raise funds and awareness for charity Pancreatic Cancer Action.
The organiser, Holly Raper, from Beverly, is determined to raise funds for small charity Pancreatic Cancer Action. Holly says: “My grandad sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer 3 years ago; doing this helps me remember him. It’s a bit of fun to raise funds for much needed research for pancreatic cancer.
This amazing adventure starts and finishes at Humber Bridge where 10 teams of two will compete to arrive at mystery locations with no phones, or satnavs – just paper maps! At each new location the teams will be given a golden envelope with a map and a picture of the next location. To make the challenge even more competitive, penalties will occur for not picking up envelopes, being late and any break downs! The teams will be given £500 from sponsors to buy a car, cover the tax and insurance for the weekend. Any money left over will go toward Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer and the 5 year survival rate is just 4%. Pancreatic Cancer
Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. Ultimately this will lead to improving survival rates.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that the ‘Wacky Racer’s’ are giving their time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action. This will be a brilliant challenge and incredibly fun!
”As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like this to help us continue our vital work. Please back the team in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”
To find out more visit their Facebook page: Wacky Racers 2016.To sponsor the team please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Wacky-Racers-2016
You can also text donate: PANC78 to 70070 to donate £2