Three good friends from Windsor – Rachael Bailey, Emma Williams and Julia Ockenden, all headed off in an old black taxi to start the Motoscape Banger rally. The thirty something girls – aka ‘Arthur’s Ant Hill Mob’ after the popular ‘Wacky Races’ cartoon characters – are raising money for local children’s charity, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
Signs Express (Slough) printed and fitted the vehicle wrap, creating the wacky races theme. The black cab was made up of wacky races characters, commenting on the project Richard Browne, Owner of Signs Express Slough said; “This was such a fun project and for a great cause, we take great pride in the application of all our products as it requires much care and precision to ensure the overall appearance flawless and are very happy with the finish.”
The intrepid trio will be driving though France, Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic and back again – in just 8 days! Along the way they will compete to win daily challenges, and will be driving the taxi on the famous Nurburgring F1 race track in Germany, and along the Stelvio Pass which has 60 nail biting hairpin bends.
Rachael Bailey said, “As with many of our great ideas, it all began one evening as we were propping up the bar in the Prince Arthur on Grove Road. We mentioned to Harry and Emma Ballis, the Landlord and Landlady that we wanted a more adventurous holiday, and they suggested the banger rally to Prague, and offered us their old black cab at no charge. Harry also mentioned it could be great if we could also raise money for a really brilliant local charity he knew – Alexander Devine – and it all snowballed from there! ”
Fiona Devine added. “The girls contacted us and told us they couldn’t believe there wasn’t a children’s hospice in Berkshire. We were delighted when they offered to raise money for our charity and we can’t thank them and the Prince Arthur enough for their support”.
Alexander Devine is working to build Berkshire’s children’s hospice, to offer support to over 330 local families who have children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The charity has already funded two Alexander’s Nurses, who support these sick children, and their families, in their own homes throughout the county.