Rolls Rally launched to help children with life-limiting conditions

Chestnut Tree House deputy chief executive Jeremy Cox and his team, Terrina Barnes, Sarah Arnold, Alison and Miah Taylor, Steve Colbourne, Emily Skiggs and Sarah Miles. with the purple Rolls Royce
Chestnut Tree House deputy chief executive Jeremy Cox and his team, Terrina Barnes, Sarah Arnold, Alison and Miah Taylor, Steve Colbourne, Emily Skiggs and Sarah Miles. with the purple Rolls Royce

A UNIQUE purple Rolls-Royce will be touring the UK for eight months to support children’s hospice services.

The Rolls Rally was launched at Goodwood Motor Circuit, near Chichester, on Sunday.

Rolls Royce driver Alan Lavender with lucky ticket winners Nigel and Rusty Hanlon and Together for Short Lives pair Rosanna Oliver-Black and Lorna Gray

Rolls Royce driver Alan Lavender with lucky ticket winners Nigel and Rusty Hanlon and Together for Short Lives pair Rosanna Oliver-Black and Lorna Gray

It will link local children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House and national children’s charity Together for Short Lives to raise awareness and vital funds for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

The rally will see Together for Short Lives’ purple Rolls-Royce tour the UK, stopping off at children’s hospice and palliative care services along the way.

The vehicle made a special appearance at Goodwood’s popular Breakfast Club meeting on Sunday, being located in prime position at the start of the pit wall, and then a lap of the famous circuit was completed.

Lorna Gray, corporate fundraiser at Together for Short Lives, said: “During the next eight months, children’s hospice and palliative care services, including Chestnut Tree House, will use their time with the car to raise local awareness of the campaign and raise vital funds for the children and families that they support.”

The ride round the circuit at Goodwood

The ride round the circuit at Goodwood

Simon Cowell, Together for Short Lives’ patron, handed Barbara Gelb, the charity’s chief executive, the keys to the luxurious and unique Purple Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, on behalf of Rolls-Royce.

Lorna added: “This symbolic gesture gave the green light to an exciting Rolls-Royce and Together for Short Lives year-long partnership to help raise awareness of seriously ill children and families and importantly to raise vital funds to help the charity deliver its lifeline work.”

Lucky ticket winners Nigel and Rusty Hanlon were given the chance to ride in the Rolls-Royce on a tour of the Goodwood circuit.

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