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Rolling for charity
A Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé and its occupants recently underwent an epic 4,830 km journey from Miami, USA, to the Spanish Island of Ibiza to raise a six-figure sum for charity.

28.06.2014 - Rolls-Royce owner, Garreth Wood, his wife Nicola, and school friend William Rhind took part in the Gumball 3000 Rally, a star-studded event that sees an array of the world’s most exotic, luxurious and often outlandishly decorated cars cover remarkable distances in just seven days.

Mr and Mrs Wood took the opportunity to raise vital funds and awareness for the British ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ charity that has granted the wishes of over 14,500 children suffering from life threatening illnesses since it was founded in 1990.

Throughout their journey they performed 50 Random Acts of Kindness. Garreth’s company donated £2,000 for every act and the Gumball Foundation then matched the money raised.  Every penny of the £200,000 (about €240,000) is committed to sending a group of children and their helpers on a journey to Lapland to meet Father Christmas.

In preparation for the rally, the couple commissioned a specialist wrapping company to decorate the car in a red chrome and black velvet finish complete with a Scottish flag motif on the boot as, said Garreth, “This journey presented an incredible opportunity to raise vital funds for such a worthy cause.  It’s also important to raise awareness; this is why we chose a temporary wrap for the car that was sure to wow the crowds wherever we went!”


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