Most people fly to Barcelona, a great destination for a city break. Roundhay-based electrical engineering contractors Parsons Technical Services will be making their way down in a clapped-out BMW worth £250 – and they’re hoping to raise £3,500 for charity along the way.
They’re taking part in the Barcelona Banger Rally, which is now in its eighth year. Seventy teams will meet in Calais on 23rd May, aiming to arrive in Barcelona three days later after encountering various challenges along the way, not least of which is to make sure their elderly cars get them to their destination without breaking down.
As it’s a banger rally, cars must cost a maximum of £250. PTS have found a BMW – dubbed the ‘PTS Express’ – which has been specially decorated by local artist Joanna Harland, and the team will be dressing as superheroes for the challenge.
Alex Parsons, Director of Parsons Technical Services, says, “As a company new to the Roundhay area we wanted to support a local charity and make a difference in the local community.” They’ll be fundraising for St Gemma’s Hospice, a cause close to Alex’s heart, and they’re being sponsored Harrogate-based timber window renovation company Ventrolla.
Parsons Technical Services are electrical engineers and contractors working primarily in the industrial and commercial sectors – their technical skills and commitment to a job well done mean they’ll be overcoming any obstacles with ease as they head for Spain this May.
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