ROTHERHAM company Premium Beverages is adding a little extra juice to the year’s craziest fundraising adventure.
The UK importer of bestselling international brand Pago Premium Fruit Juice will be competing in South Yorkshire youth homeless charity Roundabout’s Bangers and Cash challenge 2020.
Roundabout is the charity that aims to support and empower young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to learn the necessary skills they need to become independent.
This year’s Bangers and Cash takes to the road in September with a new route covering four days, six countries and 894 miles as competitors head for the finish line in the German city of Munich.
One of the first companies to sign up was Premium Beverages, with Team Pago led by Marvin Henshaw and supported by co-drivers Carl Scothorne and Ian Fisher.
The trio have already launched a social media campaign, urging supporters to help them source a Pago yellow car for the journey.
“We’re on a quest to find a bright yellow old banger for our European tour to raise money for this very worthy charity,” said Marvin.
“We’ll be hunting many bars and restaurants along the epic journey to find our lovely Pago Premium Fruit Juice!”
Colour aside, the only stipulation about the vehicles taking part is that each team is allowed to spend no more than £650 on the banger of their choice.
All the participating vehicles will also have their bonnets decorated with unique works created specially by local artists, all of which will later be exhibited and auctioned in support of Roundabout.
The first Bangers and Cash challenge in 2018 raised £96,000 as supporters drove from Sheffield to Monte Carlo in the whackiest road trip of the year.
That money helped to launch a new service, Rapid Rehousing, enabling Roundabout to proactively go out into the community and look for vulnerable young people who may be sleeping rough.
“We are delighted that Premium Beverages are joining us on this epic adventure and know that their yellow car will add a distinct burst of colour to proceedings,” said Roundabout’s Emily Bush.
“Marvin, Carl and Ian were among the first to sign up for this year’s challenge but interest is high and there are already only a few spaces still available, even though our closing date for entries is not until the end of April.
“We would urge anybody who is thinking about joining us on the road to get in touch as soon as possible – and don’t forget that the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start fundraising and making a real difference to the lives of South Yorkshire young people.”
Competing teams of three each have to pay a registration fee and then raise at least £2,000 in sponsorship.