Bangers to Barcelona raise charity cash

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Driving bangers to Barcelona raised £3,500 to help people suffering from Alzheimer’s.

The rally with a difference saw 60 teams drive to the Spanish city via Calais, Lyons and Nice in cars worth less than £200.

Once in Barcelona the cars had to be scrapped as part of the race rules.

The money raised was presented to the Alzheimer’s Society to help fund its Memories social clubs at the Costhorpe Centre in Worksop and in Newark.

The rally is in its fifth year and was organised by Baz Jordan, owner of Jordan Road Surfacing in Newark.

Costhorpe Centre day services support manager Tracey Hardy said: “This is a fabulous donation which will help us with running our clubs.”

The Memories clubs are for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and dementia and their carers, and provide the chance to take part in crafts, activities and day trips.

Quizzes are also held to help with memory stimulation.