Three Peaks Charity Challenge

Salloway Director Marc Ballard is taking on an ambitious challenge, driving the three peaks route - in a car worth under £500 - in order to raise much needed funds for Rutland House School for Parents in Nottingham.

Salloway Director, Marc Ballard is joining forces with senior staff from Fraser Brown Solicitors to take on the challenge and raise money for charity.

They will take part in the Scally Rally between 29 June and 2 July when they will drive the route, using only minor roads and avoiding motorways to get as close to Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon as possible across four days.

The aim of the rally is to raise as much money as possible for Rutland House School, based in Sneinton Dale, Nottingham. Rutland House is a registered charity which provides support for children with Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and other motor development disorders.

"When I was asked to be involved, I jumped at the chance," said Marc Ballard. "It is for a very worthwhile cause, the staff at Rutland House are brilliant and they do amazing work to help children progress with their life skills. The route will be challenging, but it will be a bit of fun too.

"To help us raise money, I would certainly encourage companies from the Nottingham area to come forward and to sponsor us."

Marc said he was confident the team can be successful. "We'll complete the challenge, even if we have to push the car around!"

To take on the challenge, the team has bought a 1996 Fiat Coupe and is working with local businesses to get it roadworthy.

Don Peel, a partner at Fraser Brown, said: "As a firm, we try to embark on a different charity challenge each year and when we saw this opportunity we knew we had to go for it. Knowing that every penny we raise is going to such a good cause is really spurring us on to get the car looking good and to raise as much as possible!"

Rutland House offers structured sessions to help children to gain confidence, key skills and achieve their full potential. In addition, it provides practical support to parents and families to equip them with the confidence and knowledge they need to deal with their child's needs.

To continue to provide these services, the charity relies entirely on voluntary donations.

Over the coming weeks, the rally car will be wrapped in a design with logos from Rutland House, Fraser Brown and Salloway, as well as other local companies which come forward to show their support.

To sponsor the team, donate parts or find out more about the challenge or charity, please contact Jenny Bexon at Fraser Brown on 0115 947 1546, email: jbexon@fraserbrown.com or visit: www.justgiving.com/scallyrally2012

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