From Friday 23rd May to Sunday 1st June 2014 Monaghans’ Automotive Director Paul Adams will be taking part in Dumball, a madcap banger rally across Europe that raises money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).
Since 2007, Dumball, described as a pan European fancy dress festival on wheels, has raised over £250,000 for TCT by pimping up cars that have seen better days, and driving them for thousands of miles across Europe. Dumball 2014 – Moroc ‘N’ Roll will travel from Brighton to the Sahara Desert, a journey of over 3000 miles in 10 days on roads that at times can hardly be called roads, and all in cars that have seen better days (all cars must be worth less than £400!).
The Teenage Cancer Trust is a cause very close to Paul’s heart as 8 years ago his daughter was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukaemia. Despite being given less than a 20% chance to live, Charlotte beat the odds and survived thanks to the incredible teams of Doctors and Nurses looking after her. Fighting cancer is an immeasurably tough experience for anyone to go through and yet when she was in hospital (for over 100 days) Charlotte was often left isolated as she was put on wards with young babies or toddlers and very rarely people of her own age. The TCT aims to improve both the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer and provides specialist support services and treatment units to ensure that they are treated as young people first, cancer patients second.
Charlotte Adams is now a TCT Ambassador and, along with her brother Scott, will be joining their dad Paul on the journey to the Sahara. The Adams family team name for Dumball 2014 – Moroc ‘N’ Roll is Hawaii ‘The Big’ Five-O (no prizes for guessing Pauls age) and you can find more information and links on their website www.hawaiithebigfive-o.co.uk where they will be blogging on their journey and posting photographs.
How to sponsor Hawaii ‘The Big’ Five-O
The Adams family and the Teenage Cancer Trust would really appreciate your support and any donation, no matter how small, is more than welcome! All donations go directly to TCT and there are two simple ways you can donate:
Online: Please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Hawaii5-0 and click ‘Donate now’
By text: Please text HWAI50 followed by a space, followed by the amount e.g. HWAI50 £10 to 70070
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