Norway in a Porsche 944 - In memory of Jenny

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity made an amazing difference to me and my family when my wife Jenny was diagnosed with terminal cancer in Sept 2019. While Jenny was ill they were able to help our family with memory making, day therapy sessions and counselling to help us deal with what lay ahead. In the last weeks of Jenny's life they were there to care for her around the clock and allow me to be with her until the end. Jenny passed away in March 2020, right at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.

2020 has been a horrific year, and charities are desperate for funds to continue the amazing work they do. I wanted to personally help the charity that made a huge difference to us, and am targeting £50,000.  This will help so many people who face advanced serious illness in Cambridgeshire.

The Backstory:
Not long after I married Jenny, I bought a car on eBay, a 1987 Porsche 944, and used it daily for a few years before it developed a cooling issue. It then sat on our driveway for 3 years, untouched. After Jenny passed away, I used the basic mechanical skills I have as a therapy to keep my mind focused and make some basic repairs to try to get the car roadworthy again. I had a crazy idea that I could raise some money for Arthur Rank somehow. Over the last year I've fixed the problems it had and aim to get it back on the road in 2021.

The Challenge:
What I plan to do, is drive the 5000 mile round trip to Nordkapp in Norway, the most northerly place accessible by road in Europe. It is 71 degrees north of the equator. To do this I will need to repair my car, get is roadworthy and ready for a journey of that magnitude and then actually do it! I imagine it will take about 2-3 weeks of driving and camping to do the whole trip. It's likely that the trip will take place in Summer 2022, due to travel restrictions in Europe. This will also give me plenty of time to reach my huge target!

Sponsor Me:
I will be funding the car repairs myself, and doing as much of the repairs myself too to keep costs low. All money raised through GoFundMe will go directly to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. 

I aim to get the car covered with the names of companies and individuals that sponsor me, as a way to say thank you for your donation. The more you donate, the bigger your name/logo will be on the car!

Keep Updated:
I have an instagram account for the project: @norwayina944
As I get closer to the actual journey I will also be posting videos on YouTube to keep you all updated on the epic journey as it unfolds.

Do you want to join me in making a difference? Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

More information about Arthur Rank Hospice Charity: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Its 'Outstanding' services are provided free of charge to patients and their families, helping to make every moment count. For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk
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