Twin Town Challenge raises £1m for charity

The Twin Town Challenge charity car rally has now raised over £1m for Charlbury based charity SpecialEffect, which puts the fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical disabilities.

The fourth and final iteration of the challenge sees 120 ‘Battle of the Bands’ themed cars costing less than £500 leave Blenheim on Friday 29th April and travel to Witney’s twin town of Le Touquet for a weekend of challenges.

The event ends with a street party in the centre of Le Touquet when the Twin Towners are joined by locals for a night of partying. The event will finish back at Blenheim Palace on Monday 2nd May.

The Twin Town Challenge is organised by Brendon Cross, MD of Witney based STL Communications and Hexagon Business Centres and a SpecialEffect Vice President.

He said: “The generosity of our sponsors and the participants over the four events is humbling.”

Event costs are covered entirely by sponsorship, which means entry fees and fundraising by the teams goes straight to the charity.

Funds from the Twin Town events have been crucial in enabling SpecialEffect to establish a games room for young people to visit, to buy new vehicles and to take on more specialist staff to meet the rapidly growing demand for their support and services.

Dr Mick Donegan, founder and CEO of SpecialEffect, said: “We cannot thank the Twin Town community enough for their passion and generosity. We are entirely dependent on donations to carry on our work, so events like this are our lifeblood.”

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