An iconic ‘Marie Curie Mini’ driven by Marie Curie nurse Louise Thomas and 16 year old co-driver Emily Easton-Page will be taking on the competition at the Dixies Challenge Rally in Epynt South Wales on Sunday 30th May. The rally will be the girls first of many outing’s this year as they are competing in the Historic Rally Car Register Championship 2017 incorporating The Mini Sport Mini Cup.
“We aim to take on the Boys in the Championship and raise vital awareness and Funds for Marie Curie”
The car, a red and white 1993 Rover Mini, has been completely rebuilt to make it competition ready and sports several Marie Curie logos. The event is part of the HRCR Old Stager Championship, incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup, this is the first events that the girls will be compete in. If would like to find out more about Mini Girls Rally Team or would like to show you support, please see the links below.
Louise Thomas is a Marie Curie nurse on The Isle of Mull where she provides hands-on care and vital emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. Louise was inspired to become a Marie Curie nurse in 2011 following the care her mum received prior to her death from breast cancer. Louise Thomas said: “It is an honour and a privilege to look after people at that particular time in life. You go through so many emotions, I can remember crying but also laughing because we were reliving memories – just to have someone say that it was alright to laugh or cry was so important, someone who understood what we were going through. It is an honour to do the job I do today”
Ahead of Sunday’s event Louise said “We are very excited, It’s a long way to travel for our first event, 500 miles for us both, Emily is from Finzean Aberdeenshire and its roughly the same distance for us both to south Wales, We cannot believe the support we have got and would like to thank all of our sponsors, names below. Thank you all.
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Current sponsors of the Mini Girls Rally Team are Mini Sport Ltd, Macgochans Tobermory, Mini Cooper Register, Alsop Transport Services, TSL Ltd, Skyhook Helicopters, Beatsons Building supplies, Den Motor Sport, Tunnocks, Bruce Mccombie Builders, Deeside Classic Campers Ltd, Turus Mara, Isle of Mull Camper Vans. All links to sponsors of Mini Girls Rally Team can be found on the Team’s Facebook page here.
To donate £1 to £10 Text HRCR52 or visit the Mini Girls Rally Team’s Just Giving page here.
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Press release courtesy of Louise Thomas and Marie Curie.