Having set out to raise £12,000 for charity, specialist land development and property consultancy Mather Jamie has smashed this goal, so far reaching nearly £19,000 plus Gift Aid.
The money will be donated to three East Midlands charities; One Roof Leicester, LOROS and Rainbows.
The main event this year for Mather Jamie, who are based in Loughborough, was another Top Gear style Bangers & Cash challenge which involved twelve teams from Mather Jamie and their clients travelling from Loughborough to North Norfolk via various checkpoints with additional points awarded for completing activities.
Vehicles chosen this year included old London taxis and a number of battered soft tops with a maximum purchase value of £1,000.
The activities that had to be undertaken enroute included brake tests, wheel changes, buying a pork pie in Melton Mowbray, photos at Rutland Water and at various beach locations.
Teams also had to play a round of crazy golf in Hunstanton and decorate the interior of their car in a theme. Additional points were awarded for least amount of fuel left in the tank on arrival at the final destination.
Bonus points were awarded for cars boasting the highest mileage, team members taking a dip in the sea, reaching other random ‘what3words’ check points released during the trip, and for rescuing other teams.
Meanwhile having to lift the car bonnet, police stops, wrong fuel, parking fines or tyre changes resulted in point deductions. After the event all of the cars were sold off and all monies raised gifted to the chosen charities along with several kind donations.
Commenting on the event, organiser Robert Cole said: “Whilst this was a fun event and a good team occasion, more importantly we raised a significant sum for some truly worthy causes. Each charity does fantastic work for the local community and based on this year’s achievement we will definitely set the bar higher next year!”
If you would like to donate please visit the Mather Jamie charity page: https://www.matherjamie.co.uk/charity-fundraising/