Andy McKay’s Round Britain Challenge.
Fund Raising in Carlisle
Henry shortly after i purchased him
I am embarking on a Round Britain Tour in my 1927 Cowley, HAPPY HENRY
Starting in Carlisle, down to Worcester, South Wales, Land’s End, along the South coast to Whitstable then back
‘Oop North’, then John O’Groats and back to Carlisle.
I will be doing gigs and fundraising ‘en route’ for Pancreatic Cancer Action in memory of my wife Lyn.
It would be wonderful if members and friends could join me for parts of the run and perhaps get sponsorship for their stints.
There is a possibility that I may need volunteers to drive the support motorhome for some of the journey if my existing volunteers can’t cover the entire trip but at this stage I can’t be sure if this will be necessary.
I’ve been very fortunate to re-acquaint Henry with the man who used to maintain him in the 60’s for the lady who owned the car virtually from new until her death. He is very knowledgable and has been keen to do work on the car including replacing all the valve guides. He has machined various parts which I could not have done. He also found potential problems that I was blissfully ignorant of – and has cured them.
Happy Henry recently celebrated his 90th birthday and was featured on regional TV, Press and Radio.
(I don’t know where they have got the 800 mile figure from. So far it is between 2-3000 miles!)
So far we have raised £2000 towards a target of £10000 so there is still a long way to go, literally!
I’m looking for sponsors to help with this effort if any members have contacts in high places!
I will be starting out on the 21st or 22nd July and will have my itinerary on the website shortly
I’m attaching links to Facebook, Just Giving and a website which is a bit of a ‘work in progress’.
Text Giving Text HHAM66 £5 to 70070