Stevenage couple win Beaujolais Run charity challenge
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A Stevenage racing driver diagnosed with a chronic illness has won a charity challenge in France.
Darren Standing, 52, and his wife Lorraine – Team Shaken not Stirred – came up trumps in the Beaujolais Run at the wheel of a classic Aston Martin, heading into the Burgundy wine country.
The couple, who were celebrating 30 years of marriage, raised hundreds of pounds for the Henry Surtees Foundation – which supports the UK air ambulances – and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
The latter cause is particularly dear to Darren as he has Crohn’s disease, a condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract.
Darren said: “Our class was the most difficult class – for classic cars, using only traditional maps, over the two-day navigational event.
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“We’re obviously extremely pleased given it was our first time on the run.”
If you’d like to support their fundraising, look up Team Shaken not Stirred at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/shakennotstirreddoesthebeaujolaisrun2017.
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