Team Artex Rally Last Minute Support

A Ruddington based business, perhaps best known for its swirly ceilings, will be expecting a great finish with its latest fundraiser!

This week, a team of four from home improvement giant Artex on Pasture Lane take part in the Vado Rally – driving a “banger” from Dover to Copenhagen over five days. These include National Accounts Manager Amy Smith and Tony Wright (pictured top). The banger in question is a 13 year old Renault Scenic 1.4 – which they had to buy for under £500 to qualify. Not only that, all participants have to do the entire rally in fancy dress!

Amy says: “We will be starting in Dover and driving through France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and ending in Denmark. We would like to raise as close to £10,000 as we can – and any donation large or small will help us get to our target.”

This new 1,300 mile trek follows fundraising success for “Team Artex” in a similar event – The Pavestone Rally – last September. This time around, money is being raised for The Rainy Day Trust – to help people who’ve worked in the home improvement and enhancement industries but have fallen on hard times – and Variety, the Children’s Charity, which aims to give less fortunate children the chance to reach their potential.

The challenge takes place this Thursday to next Monday, the 7th to the 11th of June, but currently the four are only just over halfway towards their fundraising target! If you’d like to offer YOUR support to our village rally drivers, please do so as soon as possible via


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