2nd Dec, 2016

400 mile round trip for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles raises thousands for NSPCC

Steve Carpenter 2nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MOTORING extravaganza which saw £1million worth of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles embark on a 400-mile round-trip from Coventry to Lincoln and back has raised £28,000 for the NSPCC’s services in city.

The Jaguar Land Rover ‘Ride and Drive’ touring event saw the convoy leave the Transport Museum and travel north on a scenic route that took in Rutland Water’s Barnsdale Hall.

The 12 sponsor and five support vehicles stopped overnight in Lincoln before returning home through Nottinghamshire and North Warwickshire.

The annual event, which has been taking place for 16 years, has now raised almost £160,000 to support and protect vulnerable children in Coventry.

All of 2016’s proceeds will help the NSPCC’s Coventry Service Centre at Boole House and the NSPCC Schools Service to deliver expert guidance and care.

Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations with Jaguar Land Rover, outlined the company’s commitment to the NSPCC.

He said: “The Ride and Drive is one of our key community activities.

“We want to excite and inspire young people to work for the automotive industry but we recognise that not all have the opportunity to succeed. We want to support young people in difficulty.

“Our suppliers pay sponsorship for a car which people from their business drive. The levels of support never fail to amaze us.”

Amanda Synott, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager: “It’s fantastic that Jaguar Land Rover continue to support us with the Ride and Drive.

“It’s always great to see members of the business community doing something that helps us to raise much-needed funds for the NSPCC.”