Calling all Stobart spotters…Two tiny Tuk Tuks bearing the Eddie Stobart name and colours are being driven around Britain to raise money to help the fight against children’s cancers. And keen Eddie Stobart spotters are being invited to post photos of the vehicles if they come across them on the 1100-mile journey.
Four women, calling themselves the Beijing Biddies, left Carlisle today (Tuesday May 2) to drive to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Harrogate, Cambridge, London, Merthyr Tydfil and Manchester to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Edwina Sorkin, aged 71, Helen Stobart (51) and Liz Tinkler (50) from Cumbria, along with Kate Sleath (66) from Yorkshire, will stick to Britain’s A and B roads as they drive at an average speed of 20 miles an hour for six or seven hours a day to complete the 16-day challenge.
Team leader Edwina said: “We know that a lot of people love to spot Eddie Stobart vehicles on the roads, so hopefully the spotters will keep an eye out for the two latest additions to the fleet.
“To see a child or a young person suffering from cancer is really hard. That’s why every penny that we raise on this challenge will go to help kids and teens, so the more people that we can reach on our journey, the more money we can raise to fight this terrible disease.”
So far they Beijing Biddies raised almost £80,000 by driving from the UK to Beijing in 29 days three years ago and driving non-stop to the Arctic Circle in four days last year. They are aiming to reach over £100,000 with their latest challenge.
Photos can be shared with the team by using the hashtag #bbtuktuks on Facebook, Instagram @beijing_biddies, or Twitter @BBiddies.