Charity Fundraiser – Scumrun 2014

Stock Services to drive 3000 miles in £500 banger in aid of baby charity Tommy’s.

Stock Services have joined forces with RS Motors and Rippedbody to enter Europe’s biggest banger rally to raise money for pregnancy and baby charity Tommy’s. Team RS Motors will be taking on the 3000 mile Scumrun from Thursday 8 May in a bid to raise £3500 for the charity.

What is the Scumrun?

The Scumrun will see 100 teams drive across Europe for four days, navigating to secret locations only revealed to them on the day. The rules of the challenge include picking up a car (or shed) for no more than £500, and adapting it to get it road-ready for the 3000 mile journey.

Team RS Motors is made up of school friends Peter Comerford and Andrew Morgan and a pair of  car body shop owners Todd Waterfield and Richard Smith. The team will be driving a 10 year old Renault Laguna that has sat stationary and steadily rotting for the last 4 years. The team have changed the cam belt, water pumps, brakes, tyres, had the car serviced, MOT’d and most importantly CLEANED.

We have been raising money by offering business’ who sponsor us between £100-250 space on our vehicle to place their company advertising. This has been very successful, and we have already raised over £2700 at the time of writing this article.We will be having all company logo’s professionally added by to the vehicle courtesy of Nadeem Cheema’s company Vision Media, who are kindly waiving their fees to help us raise even more money for Tommy’s.

As well as the business donations, we are also looking for personal donations, so please feel free to donate here. It is all for a great cause and we will add plenty of images via our twitter accounts (see below) so do add us.

Scumrun charity image - Stock Services
The Stock Services Scumrun Chariot – The Mighty Renault Laguna!

Who are Tommy’s, and what do they do?

Tommy’s funds medical research into premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, as well as providing support and advice for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Every year, 1 in 4 parents in the UK will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth, and 60,000 babies are born prematurely. The charity is hoping that Scumrun teams will together raise £100,000 towards helping save babies’ lives.

Peter Comerford of Stock Services said:

“I’m looking forward to the adventure, which, despite the obvious breakdowns and mishaps, I hope will be a lot of fun. It’s for a great cause and I’m looking for as much sponsorship as possible”.

Todd Waterfield, Operations Manager of RS Motors said:

“I’ll be surprised if we even make it from Birmingham to the ferry in this old heap, I’ve just renewed my European breakdown cover and I’m sure it’ll come in handy. We are really chuffed that we can raise so much money to help support families all over the country and try and save babies’ lives.”

How do I donate?

To donate to Team RS Motors, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/rsmotors-stockservices-rippedbody all personal donations large and small are welcome.

To follow our progress please add us on twitter using the below details

https://twitter.com/Stock_Services
https://twitter.com/RSMotors1
https://twitter.com/RippedBodyjp

Thank you for reading!