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Geoff and Dave's Italian Job.

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Geoff Platten

The Italian Job - a 3000+ mile adventure to Italy raising money for Children's Charities.

Raising money for
School for Parents

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Donations accepted until 05-02-2018

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Geoff Platten and Dave Gregory have know each other since the late 60's when they were both engineering apprentices and owned Mini's as their first cars. They lost touch with each other in the 70's when they both moved from the Cheltenham area. Geoff tracked Dave down after over 40 years and they met up again last year. Very quickly over a few beers they hatched a plan to acquire a classic Mini  and enter "The Italian Job". Geoff purchased the Mini , pictured above, and the rest will be history!

Event details

The Italian Job - a 3000+ mile adventure to Italy.

The Italian Job is a charity run to Italy open for any make or model of vehicle appearing in the Italian Job film. Once in Italy there are 6 days of navigating and driving exercises along with a scenic tour of the film locations. This year is the 28th running of the event which raises money for children's charities with over £2.5M raised to date.
This years main charity is Variety which helps to improve the young lives of less fortunate children by providing practical help (such as Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs and specialist equipment) and memorable childhood experiences. It means that children have fewer bad days and more great days. With independence, freedom and dignity they are able to make the most of their childhood.
We will be holding a number of fund raising events and hope to see you at one.
We have surpassed our minimum target for Variety and Dave is now raising money for "School for Parents" who are doing some great work with Dave's youngest grandson Matthew who was born with special needs. Matthew is now just under 3 years old and with SFP's help is close to taking his first steps and undergoing speech therapy to enable him to talk.

Event date

22-October-2017 09:00  - 
05-November-2017 12:00

Event type

Overseas driving challenge

Event is completed


Well done, a great cause.
Donation by Anne Cowley
on 02-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck, Dave and Geoff. Enjoy the experience. This is such a worthwhile cause and we appreciate all you're doing for Matthew and all the other children at School for Parents.
Donation by Pete & Christine Stones
on 27-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Matthew Glazier
on 26-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Many thanks for all of your efforts in raising much needed funds for a wonderful organisation that is very close to our hearts. Have a great trip, we hope the mini holds up! With lots of love from John, Lucie, James and Matthew! x
Donation by John Gregory
on 24-10-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Enjoy the trip Dave - a great cause helping my nephew and other special children in Nottingham.
Donation by Chris Eastman
on 21-10-2017
£11.25 gift aid
Have a good trip guys.
Donation by Pete & Lucy Green
on 21-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Ann Harris
on 21-10-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck for the run, hope you have good reliability. Get some great photo's in Italy. All the best, Tim, Nat, Sophia and bump.
Donation by Tim Purvey
on 16-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
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Donation by Steve's work
on 14-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £965.00
Offline Donations: £450.00
Total Raised: £1,415.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,611.25

Donations closed

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