Simon Ayris and his Rally Preparation Services team will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a charity rally this weekend (July 21-22). The Tin Cup Trial is part of the year-long Tin Cup championship for vintage and classic cars (see https://rpsrally.com/tincup) and will include a variety of entertaining challenges and tests at iconic motorsport venues; it starts on Saturday from the impressive Englefield House near Reading, then heads west towards Chippenham and an overnight halt in the beautiful city of Bath. On Sunday competitors will explore Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds before finishing at Eynsham Hall, close to the RPS premises in Witney, Oxfordshire. Rally Round is supporting the event in several ways: Kim Bannister has designed the rally route and Nikki Bannister will be looking after the hotels and the coffee halts (all sponsored by Rally Round).
More importantly, the event is raising funds for Oxford-based charity SeeSaw, which provides support for bereaved children, young people and their families, helping to mitigate the emotional, psychological and mental health consequences of bereavement and enabling them to face the future with renewed hope. There is no automatic support system for children who lose one or both parents, for example, and even something as simple as a ‘memory box’ can make all the difference to a child recovering from such trauma. An individual memory box costs just £10 and it would be great if the rally could raise some cash for this very worthy cause. If you would like to make even a small contribution, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rps-tincup