Tilney St Lawrence driver rallying for Wisbech Hospital

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A volunteer driver for Wisbech hospital will be swapping his usual set of wheels for a banger to rally around Europe.

Self-confessed petrol head Barry Ward has spent months repairing and adding a bit of “bling” to his 14-year-old Audi A3 ready for the Rally Maniacs Bull Run to Pamplonia in July.

Mr Ward and co-driver James Barber will be embarking on the journey of a lifetime on July 3 which will take in France Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.

Mr Ward, 67, of Tilney St Lawrence, will be raising money for Macmillan Hudson Cancer Unit at Wisbech Hospital, where he is a volunteer driver, along with the Toy Breed Rescue Charity.

He said: “Wisbech Hospital is definitely close to my heart as I volunteer there twice a week and see all the good work they do there.

“The route is about 3,000km so I hope the Audi will stand up to it as I’ve spent a lot of time and money on it all.”

The endeavour has been supported by Concorde Autocentre, in Elm High Road, Wisbech.

During the 10-day rally, Mr Ward will be testing the Audi on the famous Nürburgring along with driving down the Grand St Bernard Pass in Switzerland before finishing in Pamplonia, Spain, in time for the bull run.

Mr Ward said: “I’m really looking forward to going. I’m hoping to get 110-115mph out of the Audi on the Nürburgring.”

If you would like to support Mr Ward go to www.teampunsfer2014.com