21st Sep, 2018

Jaguar and Land Rover cars to set off on charity journey for vulnerable kids

Felix Nobes 7th Jun, 2018 Updated: 7th Jun, 2018

A FLEET of Jaguar and Land Rover cars is ready to undertake a 450-mile drive to raise money for vulnerable children in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) partnership is set to raise more than £25,000.

Vehicles will be travelling from Coventry to Cardiff and back on the weekend of Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Top of the range cars including the Jaguar F-Type and the new Range Rover Velar will be part of the 16-vehicle convoy.

The fleet will depart from the JLR Classic Works facility at Oxford Road, Coventry.

Ian Harnett, director of human resources at JLR, will give guests an official wave off at 11am.

More than 32 people will be involved in the drive, with two per car and a small support crew present.

The drivers will travel south west on a scenic route via the Cotswolds, stopping for lunch in the English-Welsh border countryside, before heading to Cardiff where they will stop overnight.

On Sunday, the fleet will head back, stopping off for lunch along the way and arriving back at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works by 5pm.

The Jaguar Land Rover NSPCC Drive has raised in excess of £210,000 for the children’s charity in the last few years.

All the proceeds from the event will be donated to Boole House, the NSPCC’s Service Centre in Coventry.

Les Ratcliffe, Chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Board, said: “This is a brilliant event. The weekend will be thoroughly enjoyable for the drivers and of course raise important funds for the NSPCC in our region.

“To have raised upwards of £210,000 over the years for the charity through the Jaguar Land Rover Drive is tremendous. We are proud to say that the funds raised at this year’s NSPCC Drive will bring our overall fundraising total ever closer to the £3million mark.”

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