Charity drive sees nearly £3500 raised

A team from SR Timber has raised more than £3450 for charity after completing a car rally that took them through ten European countries in four days, ending in Monte Carlo.

That figure is set to rise as money continues for the team who entered their converted Bat-ten Mobile in the Pavestone Rally to raise money for two charities: the Rainy Day Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Trading Director Shaun Revill, business development manager Jason Lumley and operations manager Steve Hill are expecting the sale of the S-Type Jaguar that they bought for the rally to net them more cash as they finalise the total in the coming weeks.

The group said: “Although the ‘good luck’ message from The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey blew us away and the drive into Monte Carlo was amazing, the highlight of the rally was probably driving along the Stelvio Pass – which was voted the best driving road in the world by BBC’s Top Gear because of its wall of 48 switchback turns through the Alps.

“We were lucky enough to do all this and raise lots of money for two very good causes, thanks to the generosity of our customers, whose support has been brilliant.”

This is not the first time SR Timber has taken part in charity fundraising event, with Jason and colleague Richard Stone raising more than £5,000 last year for the British Heart Foundation after scaling Mount Kilimanjaro.