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Burscough women will drive to Monte Carlo in £250 car

The four women will take on the four-day challenge in July

Children from At John's Burscough come and look at the Monte Carlo car
Children from At John's Burscough come and look at the Monte Carlo car

A group of four women are planning to drive to Monte Carlo in a £250 car to raise money and awareness for Burscough FC Juniors .

Amanda Hesketh, 42, Jacqui Schmidt, Fiona Sharrock, 40 and Lisa Dawson will all undertake the four day challenge in Mid-July.

The Monte Carlo or bust rally is inspired by the classic Paramount film. Teams have to complete a series of challenges during the journey with prizes up for grabs.

Group leader Amanda saw the challenge on a friend’s Facebook page and decided to get a team together to raise some money to buy a defibrillator for the Burscough club.

Amanda said: “I really wanted to do something to raise the profile of the club and thought this would be a great way to get people engaged.

“All four of us are involved with the club, with some of our children playing for the side.

“The move to Abbey Lane playing fields will completely transform the team and we’ll no doubt need new equipment that hopefully the challenge will help provide.”

The car the team will be completing their journey in is a Vauxhall Vectra SRI and Amanda is hopeful the banger will be able to live up to the task.

Amanda said: “We’re going to be doing lots of fundraising before we go and we’re planning on taking the car to a number of fairs and festivals across the area to help raise the profile of the challenge and of the club.

“We’re hopeful we can raise around £5,000 which will go towards buying a defibrillator for the club house as well as more equipment.

“I’m really excited for the challenge and I know all the other girls are too, it’s the trip of a lifetime and I hope we manage to do it. Some call it midlife madness but I think it’ll be great for the juniors.”

The group is holding a name the car competition with the winner being revealed at the Burscough Juniors fun day on July 12.

It costs £1 to enter and the aim is to get the local community involved. Competition entries can be made through the link search Burscough Juniors and in the comments box put the name of the car, or via facebook, or at the fairs.

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