Organisers of the Twin Town Challenge have released 20 more places due to demand for additional teams. With almost 100 cars already set to be on the starting grid, interest in the event continues to gain momentum and the extra 20 places will enable even more teams to take part.
The fourth and final Twin Town Challenge will take the total fundraising to over £1 million for Charlbury based charity SpecialEffect. The event takes place from 1-4 May when cars costing less than £500 travel to Witney’s twin town of Le Touquet.
Leaving from Blenheim Palace, the cars will cross the channel and head to Le Touquet to compete for points as they undertake fun challenges in northern France.
The highlight of the event is a street party with a live band in the centre of town when the Twin Towners are joined by the residents of Le Touquet for a night of partying. The event will finish back at Blenheim Palace on Monday 4th May.
The Twin Town Challenge is organised by Brendon Cross, MD of Witney based STL Communications and Hexagon Business Centres and a SpecialEffect Vice President. Brendon said:
“Interest in taking part in this, the final ever Twin Town Challenge, has been staggering, and we are delighted to be able to release 20 more places so that everyone who wants to come along can do so. The more cars that participate, the more likely it is that we will hit our fundraising target for SpecialEffect of over £1m.
This is the last ever Twin Town Challenge and so we have a fabulous programme of events planned in and around Le Touquet including a day at Abbeville circuit as well as the now infamous street party with live bands in the middle of Le Touquet.”
All the costs of the event will be covered by sponsorship, which means that every pound paid by the teams in entry fees as well as the fundraising by the teams, goes straight to the charity.
Teams are already starting to plan their car decoration and fancy dress based on the theme of ‘Battle of the Bands’.
Brendon adds, “We’re looking forward to seeing people dressed as Abba, Village People, Spice Girls and Queen driving around France in London taxis and stretched limos as well as more ordinary vehicles.”
The event will raise money for Charlbury based SpecialEffect who put the fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical disabilities using technology ranging from modified joy-pads to eye-control.
The Twin Town Challenge 2020 is taking place from 1 – 4 May 2020. Businesses or individuals wanting to enter can reserve their place on the starting grid at www.twintown.org.uk