Fundraising: The things they do

Rallying round Airbus engineer Colin West and co-driver Dan Fedigan entered the Plymouth-Dakar rally and drove 4,000 miles through Europe and West Africa in a Trabant that cost them £100 to support Welsh children's charity Ty Hafan. "I wanted to help one of the juniors in my rugby club who has a genetic disorder, so I decided to raise money for the charity that looks after him," said West. The pair raised £5,500, including £3,500 from a raffle organised before their departure. After they reached Dakar on 5 January, Fedigan and West drove down to Banjul in the Gambia, where they sold the car for £304, which also went to the charity.

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