‘The Flintstones’ rolled into Nantwich town centre earlier this month with a classic Citroën 2CV in tow, to launch a very special charity challenge.
Steve Hudson and Rich Hall of aluminium fenestration systems supplier, Alutech Systems, completed their first ‘dare’ of ‘The 2CV Challenge’: to dress up as Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble and pull their classic Citroën 2CV around Steve’s hometown of Nantwich in Cheshire, to launch the official website www.the2cvchallenge.com.
Steve said: “The people of Nantwich were very welcoming and enthusiastic. We were overwhelmed by their encouragement and support.”
The 2CV Challenge will take place in April 2020 in aid of Dementia UK, when Steve and Rich will travel back from the French Alps in a classic Citroën 2CV called ‘Flo’, while completing a series of bets, dares and challenges, with the aim of raising £100,000 for charity. Team 2CV has already raised over 5% of their target, with donations on their JustGiving page of almost £6,000!
Steve explained: “Every summer when I was growing up, my dad used to drive us down to France in an old Citroen. He absolutely loved that car, and as much as my siblings and I would fight like hell in the back all the way, they were some of the happiest times of my childhood.
“When dad’s dementia began, there were many challenging moments, but one of the most painful was when he finally had to give up driving. Not only had it always been something he’d loved doing, but it felt like that moment also represented his loss of independence.
“We came up with the idea of ‘The 2CV Challenge’ earlier this year, when an old Citroen 2CV car overtook the coach Rich and myself were on and we said how much fun it would be to drive one again. It went from that, to driving it back from the Alps next year. Along the way we’ll be completing a tonne of challenges in order to raise as much money for Dementia UK as we can.”
Steve concluded: “There are a number of ways to help ‘Flo’ and Team 2CV to reach our financial goal of £100k for dementia. Simply pledge some money on the dedicated JustGiving page because you believe in the cause, or challenge the team to do something fun or crazy to make the drive more fun! If you’re an individual you can set us a challenge for £50, as long as it’s not against EU law! If you’re a company, then we’ll complete any challenge for £200, and we’ll share the evidence with you on video via social media, whilst giving your company a big shout out! Pledges of any value are most welcome and all the money will go directly to the charity.”
When donating through JustGiving please remember to suggest your challenge or bet when asked to leave a message at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-hudson6