The 18 August was a hot and sunny start to the Rally for Heroes which began from the Top Gear track in Surrey, with the start flag dropped by Murray Walker OBE, the weather matching the participants’ excitement. The 50 Rally for Heroes cars visited five countries in seven days and travelled 3200 miles, including a memorial service and the opportunity to lay several wreaths in honour of past and present fallen service personnel.
The route represented a drive of five miles for each service person that has made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country in Afghanistan during the current conflict. MAI supported a team from Yeovil’s Royal British Legion and Paul McKenzie one of their drivers said: ‘The Rally was an amazing experience and was a credit to the organisers for all of their hard work. Many of the cars had problems along the way but we were rewarded with some spectacular views’.
The Rally for Heroes has raised over £114,000 so far for the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes with the money still coming in.