A 1,000-mile organised car tour held solely on British soil.
DATE: 25th - 27th August 2007
We will be travelling approximately 1,000 miles around the UK over 3 days dressed in top hat and tails and driving a Smart Roadster Brabus Coupe to raise money for Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology.
Put simply, teams start each day at a pre-announced venue and drive between checkpoints towards a common goal.
From the start venue, teams depart at one minute intervals and drive towards the first compulsory checkpoint. Only at this checkpoint will they know the location of the next. There will be 3 to 4 checkpoints per day which are approximately 100-150 miles apart. There are no predefined routes between checkpoints.
The emphasis is on team work, the skill of navigation, forward planning and quick decision making (and luck depending upon route taken and traffic volume).
WHO WE ARE: TEAM SMARTIES!
THE DRIVER - ANDREW McGILL - Father of Rose
THE NAVIGATOR - NATALYA JAGGER … the other mug in top hat and tails!
OUR CAR: SMART ROADSTER BRABUS COUPE
IN MEMORY OFROSE EMMA McGILL - 26th January 1984 to 11th November 2006
After a foundation year at the Liverpool Hope University, Rose embarked on a 3 year degree course in Jewellery Design. Before her course started Rose fell ill and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Tests also proved she had a benign Grade 2 brain tumour. A decision was made to leave the tumour alone, treat the epilepsy that it was causing and allow Rose to complete her degree. After 3 years of very hard work Rose graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Silversmithing & Jewellery in October 2006.In June this year Rose's symptoms worsened and she underwent a 7 hour operation to remove the tumour. Further examination showed that it was now a Grade 4 tumour - Glioblastoma Multiforme.Rose underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology but, sadly, just 5 months after surgery and following a short stay in hospital Rose passed away on Saturday 11th November 2006.
CLATTERBRIDGE CANCER CAMPAIGN
Clatterbridge Cancer Campaign is a joint fundraising venture which has brought together two charities, working side by side to undertake cancer research and bring patient services at the Cancer Centre at Clatterbridge Centre,WirralClatterbridge is a leading cancer treatment and internationally recognised research Centre. It is raising funds to promote more effective and comfortable treatments and to enable vital research to determine how genes affect the onset and development of cancers, and to provide the most comfortable environment for patients.All the money raised through this campaign will be used to develop new and ongoing work in the J K Douglas Laboratories and the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology.
OUR TARGET: £5,000.00
Total Raised to Date: £1,564.00
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Due to its exclusive nature, the Britballrun event attracts a huge National and Local audience.
There are many ways you could help us reach our target including:
Car Sponsorship - Your advert somewhere on our Smart Roadster!
Sponsor the Team - Have your logo somewhere on our Top hat and Tails!
Make a Donation through our website -
If you, your company, friends or family are interested in helping us reach our target please contact us via one of the following:
Tel: 0113 243 2542
Mobile: 07890 724204
Address: TEAM SMARTIES!
80 Cromwell Court
10 Bowman Lane
You can also donate by using the link in the sidebar.