This post is from 2016, Pat and Jill went on to do the challenge again in 2017 to Monte Carlo. In 2017 Jill did the challenge for a third time to Barcelona with Fay Franklin as her co-driver! Bessie has raised around £20k for Martha Trust. And is maintained by Vauxhall Car Dealers, Perrys in Dover to whom a huge debt of thanks are given.
Two 60-something grans from Deal, Pat Wilson (who runs this site) and Jill Burford are taking part in the Martha Trust’s annual car challenge and are needing to raise a minimum of £1500.
This year’s challenge is to drive from Deal to Rome in 3 days. No challenge there you say? Challenge rules are that the car must be roadworthy with an MOT but must cost no more than £200. Clearly it won’t be a race!
As if that isn’t challenge enough, Jill and Pat have never changed a tyre and reportedly need a manual to open the bonnet…cue M&D Motors in Water Street who have bravely agreed to give us a few swift lessons.
Please sponsor us in our challenge. Especially if your business is listed on this site for free. There are hundreds of hits a day searching for business address and contact details.
We have set up a JustGiving page – Grans on the Run. (this page is now closed)