Well it’s that time of year again when we
start thinking about “that thing at the end of August”. It hard to imagine that
this year will be the 20th chapter of an incredible event that has
lovingly became known as the Legendary Grand Tour to all who take part and to
those that come out to see it. It is amazing just how many certified nutcases
now turn up year after year to take part.
When the Grand Tour started all those years
ago we took out 50 minis for a Sunday drive around North Devon and raised £50. It
took us nearly 3 years to raise enough money to buy an incubator for the
special care baby unit at North Devon District Hospital. Since then together we
have raised over £410,000.00 and we are now driving towards £500,000.00 half a
million pounds how good is that and with a bit of luck within the next few
years we might reach it. I am not
exactly sure when but very soon the Children’s Hospice will be getting their
new minibus that we bought. As soon as we have seen it we will be putting
photos on the web page.
As the LGT has grown so has the amount of
official work that needs to be done to keep it going. You would think after 20
years it would be easy but every year someone comes up with another bit of
paper work for us to fill in and form to sign. But there is one thing for sure
after 20 years we are use to it but it is still a nightmare for those who
This year to help make our life easier and to
help sort out a few issues that seem to come up every year we are going to make
some changes. We realise that not everyone will be happy about the changes but
they need to be made because we do have to give a little bit of consideration
to those people who volunteer and help hold this event together. Without these
people there would be no LGT.
SO PLEASE TAKE NOTE HERE ARE THE
CHANGES AND THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONE.
The LGT will is a weekend event and it will
still cost £25 per person aged 17 and over to take part, no matter how many
people you have in your mini. You will no longer be able to book in for 1 day. We
know this may upset a few people but we need to make this event easier to
organise if we want it to continue in the form that it is now.
Once you have returned your booking form we
will send you your sponsorship form and your ticket number attached to
instructions telling you when and where you can book in. You will be given your
tickets when you book in.
The LGT is such a friendly event we would
like to know the first names of those people taking part. We feel it would be
nice if everyone knew who they were taking to over the weekend especially me,
so we have changed the booking form a bit and made some space so you can put
your first name down if you wish.
If you decide that you would like to buy tee
shirts then you must pay for them when you order them and not when you collect
them. Once again they will be done by the children from Little bridge House.
Please make sure you order the correct size because we will not be able to
change them on the day and there will be no spare ones.
There is no change.
You can now pay by paypal at [email protected]. But please tick the
friend box otherwise we will not get the whole amount.
You can get a booking form from me at [email protected]