Charity fundraiser support

Emplas has sponsored Advance Building Plastics in a 1,200 mile ‘banger race’ from Pontrilas in Herefordshire to Monte Carlo.

Encompassing six countries and some of Europe’s most spectacular roads the Monte Carlo or Bust Rally is being organised to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer.

It includes an entry from Advance Building Plastics owner, Andrew Buchanan, who has committed to nurse his 52-plate Volvo V70 – which already has 200,000 miles on the clock and was bought (according to entry rules) for less than £500 – all the way to the Mediterranean.

Joined by friends John Collins, Colin Watts and Keith Ratcliffe, he set out on May 30.

“It’s amazing what you can get for under £500,” Andrew said. “It’s a long way to go but for a very worthy cause and, assuming the car holds up, we should complete the race with a circuit around the Monaco Grand Prix track.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Emplas and all of those who have donated already and appeal for further donations in aid of these two great charities.”

John Leary, sales and marketing director of Emplas, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Andrew and wish him and his team the very best of luck in making it to Monte Carlo and in raising donations for both charities.”