Driving 3,000 miles across Europe in a classic Mini
Cranleigh residents Nigel and Evelyn West are taking part in the Italian Job in October 2019 to raise money for the children’s charity Buttle UK, a small charity that does amazing work.
The Italian Job has run every year since 1990 and has raised nearly £3 million for children’s charities. Nigel and Evelyn will be driving 3,000 miles through Europe in their classic Mini.
Bamford Media is pleased to be a sponsor of this exciting pan-European journey.
2019 sees the Mini reaching 60, the iconic film “The Italian Job” hitting 50 and 30 years since the first “Italian Job” charity fundraising run.
On October 17th 2019, Nigel and Evelyn will be driving onto a Eurotunnel train with 50 other vehicles that appeared in the 1959 “The Italian Job” film (or later versions of those original models), mostly classic Minis, all with the aim of raising money to help children in poverty.
The Italian Job has supported different children’s charities over the last 30 years and has raised nearly £3million. The charity for 2019 is Buttle UK, an amazing charity that works to give children and young people in poverty the same standard of living that most of us take for granted.
What sets Buttle UK apart from many other charities is that all of the money raised supports poverty-stricken children; administration is paid for by a £1million* endowment created in 1953 by East End clergyman Reverend Frank Buttle.
Sadly, the problems that inspired Frank to act 80 years ago are still with us today; in 2018 Buttle helped 35,439 children with grants totalling £4,606,856. The 2018 grants included 3,191 beds and bedding, a basic necessity, which is one of the reasons we are aiming to raise as much money as possible.
Find out more about the adventure and raising money for this fantastic cause at https://mininumber7.uk/