22nd Oct, 2016

Road trip raises £2,300 for MS Society

Evesham Editorial 2nd Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A COURAGEOUS Pershore woman who completed a gruelling driving challenge has said she would have no hesitation doing it again.

Caring friends Kim Marshall and Hayley Reynolds travelled almost 2,000 miles around some of Europe’s biggest cities in the Screwball Rally Challenge in aid of the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society.

The pair completed the five-day challenge on Monday (September 29) after driving through cities in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and France.

Kim and Hayley not only went on the challenge to raise much-needed funds for their chosen charity but also to conquer their fears with Kim nervous about driving abroad and Hayley who has been fearful of driving for quite some time.

And speaking to the Observer after returning to Pershore, Kim said she and Hayley found the challenge very rewarding and inspiring.

“It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anybody else,” she said.

“It was more difficult than we first anticipated but when things got tricky we just supported each other and managed to get through it stage by stage. It got more comfortable for us as we went on.

“There were some lovely sites we experienced but the most difficult part was the lack of signage. We are used to seeing many signs in this country but it was different throughout our journey and we were unsure of which lane we had to be in.”

Through generous fund-raising from friends and well-wishers, Kim and Hayley are expecting to reach a figure of about £2,300 for the charity.

Kim added: “We are so grateful to everyone’s support and all the money will obviously be going to a fantastic cause.”

Donations can still be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/Hayley-Reynolds-Kim-Marshall