Well…we made it! And not only did we make it to Monte Carlo without any breakdowns or punctures, our team won joint first prize for our car design! (The less said about the spanner award the better…!)
Alongside the amazing team in the Martha Trust support car, ‘Knapp To The Future’ were joined by ‘Baywatch Dads’, ‘The Good The Bad & The Ugly’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Grans On The Run’, ‘Hawaii 3 Oh’ and the ‘Scooby Don’ts’. Our convoy of eccentric vehicles drew a lot of attention on our journey down to the French Riviera, particularly after the events of sabotage night!
Sadly, Monty & some of his fellow rally cars met an unfortunate end at the scrapyard, however, all was not lost as the proceeds have been put toward the total monies raised.
Having a well deserved pit stop at the half way point with the other teams. We have had a smooth journey so far and hope this continues! Despite exceeding our fundraising target we hope to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause and there is still time to donate through the following link: http://bit.ly/2oTayWU All donations, large or small are greatly appreciated!
This weekend ‘Monty’ took to the road for the first time with our fundraising team where he showcased his brand-new look at the Whitstable car show. With a trade stand kindly donated by the shows organisers Classic Music and Motors and with the generosity of the public we managed to exceed our £3,000 minimum fundraising target! We will continue to raise funds and hope to generate as much sponsorship as possible for this worthwhile cause. If you would like to make a donation to our fundraising page, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/2oTayWU
Our team have been busy preparing Monty for his upcoming ‘Monte Carlo Madness challenge in September and we can finally reveal our theme for our 2017 charity car rally…
In 2015 Bertie went to Barcelona, this summer Monty is going ‘Knapp to the Future’ along with Marty, Doc, Jennifer & Biff aka Geoff, Chris, Anna and Garry!
Stay tuned for more updates!
When the Kia Motor Company unleashed the beast known as ‘The Pride’ on an unsuspecting world in March 1987, they had no shame in describing it as “By far the lowest priced of all its closest competitors”. I doubt they ever imagined in their wildest dreams that this statement would extend to us paying £200 for a fine 1997 model to transport four of the Knapp Hicks & Ellipta Ltd team to Monte Carlo in September!
We have great plans to transform Monty into full rally spec over the next month, thereby enabling him to unleash every one of his 72hp onto the French motorways. Stay tuned for further updates to see what the transformed Monty finally looks like…
With the incredible support from our clients, friends and colleagues we are inching closer to our fundraising target. If you would like to make a much appreciated donation to our event in support of The Martha Trust, please visit our fundraising page: http://bit.ly/2oTayWU
On behalf the KHP/Ellipta team & The Martha Trust, thank you all!
September 2017 will see Geoff Davies, Anna Kuske, Chris Pearson and Garry Jenkins, take on the Martha Trust ‘Monte Carlo Madness’ charity car rally. Martha Trust provide vital residential, respite and day care for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities and rely heavily on donations.
The concept of the car rally is simple; teams must purchase a vehicle for no more than £200, turn it into an eye-catching masterpiece and successfully drive it from Maidstone to Monte Carlo in 3 days.
Please visit our fundraising page uk.virginmoneygiving.comKnappHicksEllipta2017 for more information and to donate to this worthwhile cause.
It will take our team a lot of determination and plenty of elbow grease – not to mention luck – so we thank you for your kind donations!
In keeping with our continued support for our chosen charity ‘Martha Trust’, we have entered into this years ‘Bonkers in Barcelona’, an insane rally from Dover to Barcelona in less than 48 hours, in a vehicle that costs no more than £200!!!!
As with all charities, Martha Trust rely heavily on kind donations to survive, and to this end we would most appreciate sponsorship from our fantastic customers.
Please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/knapphicks where all donations will be gratefully received, and help us support this amazing charity.