A famous four-day charity car rally across Europe has selected JDRF as its charity for 2015.
UK motoring fans will hit the continent’s roads in May for the 10th anniversary Scumrun event. Scumrun is a ‘charity drive,’ which sees participants drive old cars – that must be under £500 in value – onto a ferry from a UK port and then on to the roads of western Europe.
The event, which sees people staying on campsites, has a big reputation for fun and for humour.
Participants are encouraged to decorate and modify their cars while getting behind the wheel in wacky outfits. Prizes up for grabs include the ‘Spirit’ of the event, ‘Best Dressed’, ‘Best Modified Car’ and of course ‘Highest Fundraising Achieved.’ Participants’ sense of adventure is heightened as their designated route around Europe is not told to them until just before they set off.
In recent years, each Scumrun has had over 100 cars participate. The event has a proud record of raising funds for one lucky charity each year. In spring 2014, the charity Tommy’s benefited to the tune of £100,000.
Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF in the UK, said: “JDRF is incredibly excited to be chosen as the charity for the 2015 Scumrun charity drive. Type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people in the UK – including 29,000 children. But finding a cure for this condition is just a matter of time, money and great research. The support of Scumrun will help us travel further along the road to the cure.”
Are you a motoring fan who wants a road adventure this spring? Do you want to support type 1 diabetes research that will make a difference for children and adults living with the condition? Click here to register for this major JDRF fundraising event.