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Redrow Rust-Bucket Challenge

A small group of employees at Redrow, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders will shortly be embarking on a tough and gruelling vacation in an attempt to raise funds for Charity.

The Land’ department at Redrow South Midlands have initiated a challenge which incorporates four teams of a minimum of three people travelling between Northampton and North Africa in just four days. As if that doesn’t sound difficult enough, it will be completed in vehicles that have cost £500 or less.

The aptly named ‘Redrow Rust-bucket’ Challenge is set to commence on Friday 13th October, and consists of some ‘absolute bangers’. One participant making the trip is Paul Shaw, Commercial Director at Redrow who will be completing the journey in a 22-year-old car, that has just over 186,000 miles on the clock. What could possibly go wrong?

Along the way, the teams will be taking part in group challenges, including ‘The Hot-box Challenge’, ‘The Special Shopping List’, and ‘For whom the road tolls’, all of which will add a little extra spice to the occasion.

To date, a commendable £6,000 of the £10,000 fundraising target has been achieved. One contributor, is construction company Mick George Ltd who won’t have a physical presence on the tour, but will have a visible logo embossed on the body of one of the vehicles.

All funds generated are being donated to ‘The Henry Allen Trust’ which was set up in memory of 4yr old Henry, after he lost his battle against High Risk Neuroblastoma. All sponsorship will go towards the provision of “Treats and Wishes”, which creates special memories for families affected by childhood cancer, support for their families and improving oncology services in hospitals.

For regular progress updates, videos and photos by the teams while on route, please visit and, or

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They said:

Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’We have a strong and longstanding commercial relationship with Redrow, having completed a number of services for their housing developments, so are more than happy to support this charitable cause.’’

Stump Continued: ‘’Much like ourselves, it’s good to see another business proactively looking to assist local charities.’’


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