Morgan support Marfan Trust with charity car challenge
A fleet of Morgans has now left the factory on Pickersleigh Road enroute to one of the most northern points in Europe, Nordkapp, situated on the northern tip of Norway.
Initiated by Andy Abbosh and Simon Murphy, both Morgan owners, the desire to undertake this drive to the Arctic Circle came about because as a result of the plight of one of the Directors of Morgan Motor Company.
A massive thank you to our sponsors who generously donated. The wraps are now all on the cars ready for the Sunday launch
Cars now wrapped in preparation for the journey ahead!
Morgan would like to thank MAP Group for supplying and wrapping the graphics the Marfan Cars. Also everyone who gave up their time to help get these cars ready for their momentus journey to Nordkapp!
You can read the full story of how this charity run came about and why Marfan syndrome is at the forefront of the participants minds by reading the Why page on the Driven at Heart site; however, in short, the purpose behind this two-week, 5,000mile journey is to raise awareness for a medical condition known as Marfan Syndrome.
The condition attracts very little awareness, yet in the UK alone over 10,000 people are currently diagnosed with the condition, unfortunately over 1/3 of whom will not live beyond early adulthood, as there is currently no cure for the condition.
Both Steve Morris and Tim Whitworth, Directors at the Morgan Motor Company, were quick to volunteer both the company’s support but also themselves for the trip. It wasn’t long after that John Richards and Brian Voakes, both Morgan owners, volunteered to join Andy, Simon, Tim and Steve to share the responsibilities of driving a Morgan 3-Wheeler, Plus 4, Roadster, Plus 8 and Aero SuperSport to Nordkapp Norway.
The team are keen to stress, even at this early stage, that they are each funding the trip from their own personal finances, thereby ensuring that 100% of the donations they receive go directly to assist the incredible work of The Marfan Trust. The trust is entirely committed to raising funds, which enable medical research into the syndrome, with the ultimate goal of identifying a cure.
Please take the time to visit the challenge website below for more details on the trip and how to donate