Spot the leopard
A 12-year-old leopard will earn its spots this weekend when it stalks roads across Europe for charity. The big cat is more accurately a big car; a 1994 L registered Citroen ZX which has been made over as a Leopard complete with spots, nose, tail and ears.
A 12-year-old leopard will earn its spots this weekend when it stalks roads across Europe for charity.
The big cat is more accurately a big car; a 1994 L registered Citroen ZX which has been made over as a Leopard complete with spots, nose, tail and ears.
The vehicle cost less than £100 and it currently has in excess of 110,000 miles on the clock.
It will be driven in the Home2Rome banger rally, from Calais to Rome, by a team made up of Angus Foster, from Sandy, Pete Leverton, from Stevenage, and Mathew Johnson, from Surrey, collectively known as Find Us By The Wayside.
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They hope to raise funds for the Garden House Hospice, in Gillison Close, Letchworth GC, and according to their fundraising website www.justgiving.com/findusbythewayside the three men have managed to raise £30 more than their £800 fundraising target already.
Mr Foster said: "It's all about having fun, enjoying ourselves, and raising money for a really worthwhile cause."
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l Another donation made to the Garden House Hospice came after organisers of a charity ball raised in excess of £1,000.
The ball, organised by Rena Niles and Alessandra Marabese on behalf of the Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club, was a black tie event held at the Broadway Hotel in Letchworth GC on Friday.
It included a three-course meal, a raffle, disco and a jazz pianist.
l A second donation has been made by Gerry McGrath, the licensee at the Poacher pub in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage.
A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Jenny Lupton, general manager of the hospice, by Mr McGrath after the money was raised by staff and regulars during the pub's 50th anniversary celebrations.