FOUR days, six countries, 894 miles and one fantastic mystery destination…Bangers and Cash is back on the road!
South Yorkshire’s youth homeless charity Roundabout launched its Bangers and Cash challenge in 2018 in collaboration with Goo Design, Bex and Co and Sheffield City Council.
The UK’s first art road show banger rally raised £96,000 as supporters drove from Sheffield to Monte Carlo in the craziest road trip of the year, their car bonnets all decorated with unique works created specially by local artists.
Those bonnets were then later exhibited and auctioned in support of 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.
And now the call is going out for local businesses and organisations to join Bangers and Cash for a second time on an exciting and challenging new route to a very different European mystery destination.
The new journey will be revealed when Roundabout hosts its Bangers and Cash launch event at Sheffield’s Winter Garden on Thursday, October 17 at 6.30pm.
And with some teams already signing up, anybody interested needs to make contact with Roundabout quickly as the challenge is limited to just 30 cars.
The rally itself sets off from Sheffield on September 10 2020, by which time the competing teams of three will each have paid a registration fee and then raised at least £2,000.
Adding to the difficulty of the adventure, each team is allowed to spend no more than £650 on their vehicle.
“Our first Bangers and Cash event proved so popular that we knew we wanted to do it again,” said Roundabout Chief Executive Ben Keegan.
“Having taken our teams down to Monte Carlo the first time, we knew we wanted to give them an even greater adventure in 2020 and our new route is guaranteed to test their motoring skills to the limit.
“Bangers and Cash is a really great opportunity for Roundabout to raise the money we need to maintain our services and also to highlight awareness of the problems of youth homelessness as we continue to expand our programme.
“We are working with more young people than ever in South Yorkshire, housing and supporting those young people who need the levels of care we provide.”
Last year’s fundraising total went directly to the launch of 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.