Musketeers finish Mini mayhem coastal challenge at the White Hart pub in Pennington
A TEAM of fundraising friends are on the final leg of a 4,000-mile Mini adventure around the British coastline to raise £10,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The mad-cap challenge in a trio of Minis is set to conclude with a raffle and celebration at the White Hart pub in Pennington tomorrow (Saturday).
The activity has been masterminded by a fundraising group, the Musketeers, which has previously undertaken challenges including kayaking around the Isle of Wight, motorcycling round the UK, and playing golf for 24 hours.
Spokesperson Lee Marsh said: “We bought the three £500 Minis a few months ago and have been driving them regularly in preparation for the road trip.
“However, they are all around 20 years old so there is a good chance something could go wrong.”
Lee is joined for the challenge by his daughter Natalie as co-driver, with Chris Martin from Barton and Tony Barnes from Lymington driving a second car.
Lee Fisher from Southampton and Alan Gulliver from Ringwood complete the line-up.
Mr Marsh said: “Our challenge is to drive around the coast of the UK, approximately 4,000 miles over a period of 10 days, camping along the way.
“In doing this we are raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and have a target of £10,000.
“We have had amazing support from local businesses with sponsorship and raffle prizes and the White Hart have been amazing in offering to host a celebration event at the end of the challenge.”
Tomorrow the team will go from Looe in Cornwall back to the White Hart pub in Pennington, where they hope to arrive by mid-afternoon.