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Wacky Racers raise £3,000

Holly Raper, from Beverley successfully organised, for the second year in a row, her Wacky Racers event which has raised over £3000. The challenge took place over the weekend to raise funds and awareness for the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Holly first got involved with Pancreatic Cancer Action after losing her beloved grandfather David to pancreatic cancer in October 2012.  Not only does she put on Wacky Racers, but she is also instrumental in raising awareness during awareness month in November.

Holly and her team developed the first Wacky Racers in 2016. A three-day challenge event that was organised and sponsored by Incentive FM and East Riding Group, saw a group of old bangers set off on treasure hunt across the North Yorkshire Moors.

This year’s challenge started on Friday 7th July and finished with the winners being announced on Sunday. The winners for the second year in a row were Paul and Malcom from ‘Team Radish’ (pictured) who were sponsored by East Riding Group.

10 old bangers which had to cost under £250 set off to find destinations where they had to take selfies to prove they were there. If they failed to locate the spot, take the photo or had to be towed due to a breakdown then they would get points deducted from their score.

Holly said: “A great number of teams are involved this year from all over England. Until the mornings of the event teams have absolutely no idea where they are going or where they’re staying for the night. Wacky Racers is a completely different kind of charity event which not only raises money but much needed awareness of Pancreatic Cancer.

“I just want to say thank you all everyone involved and to all the sponsors who have been amazing this year.”

Holly has already confirmed that she will be organising her Wacky Racers event next year – if you are interested visit and like her Facebook page ‘Wacky Racers 2017’.

Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.  The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.  You can still donate to Holly at https://www.gofundme.com/wacky-racers-2017