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Lewes Branch Manager, Stuart Campbell and our Timber Trading Director, Trevor Mudd raised over £1,500 for The Rainy Day Trust and beat off 36 other cars to be crowned the overall winners of September's Vado Rally 2016.
Stuart and Trevor took on the four day 1,300-mile rally from Dover to Monte Carlo in an old Mercedes E230 which they bought for a measly £147.
To fit in with the rules, they completed challenges along the way and ensured they and their car were dressed and decorated in a different theme each day. These included The Lone Ranger and Tonto, a nod to Eddie the Eagle, the Fearless Frauleins to celebrate Oktoberfest and The Blues Brothers Do Christmas.
To add to their points and fundraising total, Trevor also completed a 220 metre bungee jump off the Verzasca Dam in Switzerland whilst dressed as a Fearless Fraulein.
Stuart and Trevor's efforts saw them take home the winner's trophy, scoring just over double the points achieved by the team in second place.
Stuart Campbell commented, "The Rainy Day Trust is such a worthwhile cause and we enjoyed taking part in the Vado Rally 2016 to support it. Each team got thoroughly into the spirit of the challenge and there were some fantastic outfits and themes from everyone. We'd like to say a big thank you to the customers, suppliers, friends, family members and colleagues who donated and helped us to raise such a fantastic total."
The Rainy Day Trust provides support and financial grants to people who have worked in the UK's home improvement industries when times are tough. To find out more visit www.rainydaytrust.org.uk. A total 37 teams took part in the Vado Rally 2016 raising a fantastic £65,000 for the charity.