We are in the final preparations for the 2015 Help for Heroes 4X4 European Rally the ” Final Mission”. We had a great day collecting at Asda in Totton, Southampton and raised a staggering £656.74. Many thanks to the staff and customers of Asda Totton for their help and support.
The Series Team total now raised for the 2015 sits at £3482.21. But the best news is since the rally began in 2010 all the teams combined are only £12K short of reaching £1million raised. So come on folks we really need your help so we can smash this £1million mark raised for the Help for Heroes Charity. Remember every penny donated goes directly to the charity so dig deep and help us on this final rally. Hit the donate button and follow the easy steps.
On the 16th and 17th May the Series team will be at the Beaulieu Motor museum for the Spring Auto Jumble. If your about come along and say hello and throw some coins in our bucket. we will be Fund Raising For the Help For Heroes Charity. If you can’t make it don’t worry just click the donate button to the right and follow the simple instructions to donate via our Donation page.
Every donation and sponsorship money goes directly to the Help for Heroes Charity.
As well as collecting the Team is in the final preparations for the 2015 H4H European Rally. this will take us approx 3000 miles across europe covering 7 countries. The journey will be completed in our 1963 series 2A Landrover 2,25 Petrol.
The Series Team has been out collecting the last 2 weekend in Debenhams Southampton. We have raised £653.88 plus sold £121.00 is sales. Many thanks to all the Debenhams staff for their help.
If you would like to make a donation to the Help for Heroes please follow this link to out donation page. http://www.bmycharity.com/SeriesTeam2015
First stage of the preparation for the 2015 Help for Heroes 4X4 European Rally has been completed. I have manufactured and installed a new complete new wiring loom. I got feed up with lights failing due to bad connections. At the same time I have made a modification to the headlight wiring. I have made the lights dip and main beam operate from 2 separate relays. I read an article a while back on Halogen light efficiency and with high resistance in a circuit due to many connections and switches, the efficiency of the light deteriorates dramatically. The way to improve this is by putting the main supply wire through a heavy duty relay contact. The main switch is then on a low current circuit that operates the relay. I have also included a 3rd relay to switch a set of spot lamps(not yet fitted). These will be switch via the main beam or via the ignition circuit.
Please support the Series Team by making a donation to the Help for Heroes Charity via our donation page
Happy New Year to all our Followers. Lets hope 2015 brings peace and happiness to everyone.
Many thanks to Percival Aviation for their continued support of the Series Team and the Help for Heroes. They have sponsored the team in 2011, 2013 and now for the “final Mission” in 2015. It’s fantastic to have companies like Percivals Aviation give there support for Help For Heroes.
Help For Heroes “How we help our Heroes” Our mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.
The war in Afghanistan may be nearly over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning. We will not let them fight these battles alone.
If you would like to make a donation or are interested in Sponsoring the Series Team please get in touch or press the “Donate Now” button. Remember every penny of sponsorship and donations goes directly to the Help for Heroes Charity
Our application to take part in the last Help For Heroes 4X4 European Rally has been accepted. Since this event started in 2010 it has raised over £800k. The aim of the 2015 event is to hit the £1million mark. As a team we are aiming to raise £3500, or more.
The Series Team has taken part in this event in 2011 and 2014. Both times we have used our totally Standard 1963 Series 2A landrover . As a team we have raised just short of £9k.
The event itself starts at Salisbury then we travel through 7 countries ending at the Eagles Nest in Bavaria Germany. On the previous rallies the distance we covered on each event was 3200 miles and the bonus was we have no breakdowns.
So if you would like to support the Team please help us make our target of £3500 you can make a donation on our charity page at http://www.bmycharity.com/SeriesTeam2015 or pressing the donate button on the right side of the blog page. Lets make this 3 in a row successful trips with this old Landrover.
Jannise and Ross (the series team) have paid all the expenses and costs of this event so any sponsorship/ donations goes straight to the Help for Heroes charity. We would welcome any corporate sponsorship and would offer company logo’s on the vehicle.
Thanks in advance for your support
Ross and Jannise
The Series Team
Sorry for the lack of posts during the rally, this was due to lack or poor internet services. We did post a few Tweets. I shortly put some pictures and information on our trip on this blog.
But now we have time to catch up on sleep and review our experience, we have had an absolute fantastic experience. We got the pleasure to meet some great people and see many interesting places.
But above all else we managed to raise some money for the Help for Heroes charity, which is what the rally is all about. We will endeavour to continue to raise funds until this years closing date. So if you would like to make a donation please click the red button or follow this link http://www.bmycharity.com/Seriesteam
Ross and Jannise
The Series Team
Big day to clock up the miles. With visits to the ww1 sites and a fantastic tour round the CWGC head quarters. The CWGC people put a lot of effort keeping all the cemeteries and memorial places in tip top order.
The day finished with an emotional last post at the Menin gate service.
The evening saw celebrations for Kelly,s birthday so a few beers and bottles of port was drank.
Bonjour campers! Jannise here reporting in, another eventful day in Normandy. After a good nights sleep (went to bed at 9.30 last night as was falling asleep every time ross started to talk landrover stuff) woke up to find a sheep on the bonnet of the car, strange thing was we didn’t question it just accepted it! On getting our road books and tasks we left the campsite and started our day. A couple of hours in we got a bit fed up with the crackling on the earphones so decided to pull over and see what was up, with that team Pigs with Wood pulled over and informed us that we have actually been transmitting all of our conversation to everyone since we left!!! Oops (hope we didn’t say anything wrong) of course it was all Ross’s fault lol , other than that we had a great day visiting St Mere Eglise with the paratrooper hanging from the steeple and many other historical sights including stopping at some lovely villages for a nice coffee and then back to camp ready for an early start tomorrow. Signing out for today lots of love xxxx