Braintree couple driving their mini to Italy

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree couple driving their mini to Italy Braintree couple driving their mini to Italy

A husband and wife team are driving their mini to Italy to raise money for charity.

Terry Larkin, 57, and his wife, Muriel, 51, a housewife, of Duggers Lane, Braintree, are joining the 2014 Italian Job Run to Italy in their 25-year-old mini, nicknamed “Oxy”.

Mr Larkin, a group general manager, has participated in the 2500 mile journey four times, last year raising £4,000 for a Variety Club sunshine coach, and is this time hoping to raise even more money for the charity.

Mr Larkin said: “The charity does such vital work and it is great to support them by raising this money.”

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1:53pm Mon 31 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?
How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses? The Stinker Returns
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2:42pm Mon 31 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Qualcosa puzza molto torbide dice questo vecchio cinico
Qualcosa puzza molto torbide dice questo vecchio cinico OMPITA [Intl]
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5:00pm Mon 31 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

OMPITA wrote:
Qualcosa puzza molto torbide dice questo vecchio cinico
WOT?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Qualcosa puzza molto torbide dice questo vecchio cinico[/p][/quote]WOT? The Stinker Returns
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9:46pm Mon 31 Mar 14

pierre-pierre says...

translate

- Something smells very fishy says this old cynic

once drove a 28 tonne truck and trailer over the Grossglocknor pass down to Rome

and a lot of Transits from Gallipoli in Puglia up to Zell am See and on to the UK

didnt get any money for charity
translate - Something smells very fishy says this old cynic once drove a 28 tonne truck and trailer over the Grossglocknor pass down to Rome and a lot of Transits from Gallipoli in Puglia up to Zell am See and on to the UK didnt get any money for charity pierre-pierre
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4:32pm Tue 1 Apr 14

This-is-what-I-have-to-say says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?
I doubt that it's the charity who pay for the petrol etc, and so as long as the charity benefit from this, what does it matter who pays the fuel or if the couple have a holiday whilst over there?
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?[/p][/quote]I doubt that it's the charity who pay for the petrol etc, and so as long as the charity benefit from this, what does it matter who pays the fuel or if the couple have a holiday whilst over there? This-is-what-I-have-to-say
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8:30am Wed 2 Apr 14

The Stinker Returns says...

This-is-what-I-have-
to-say
wrote:
The Stinker Returns wrote:
How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?
I doubt that it's the charity who pay for the petrol etc, and so as long as the charity benefit from this, what does it matter who pays the fuel or if the couple have a holiday whilst over there?
I was asking how it worked, getting money for charity by driving a car to Italy? I personally don't care if it funds their holiday but I was genuinely intrigued to know how one raises money for charity in this way. Your answer hasn't helped.
[quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?[/p][/quote]I doubt that it's the charity who pay for the petrol etc, and so as long as the charity benefit from this, what does it matter who pays the fuel or if the couple have a holiday whilst over there?[/p][/quote]I was asking how it worked, getting money for charity by driving a car to Italy? I personally don't care if it funds their holiday but I was genuinely intrigued to know how one raises money for charity in this way. Your answer hasn't helped. The Stinker Returns
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2:00pm Wed 2 Apr 14

This-is-what-I-have-to-say says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
This-is-what-I-have-

to-say
wrote:
The Stinker Returns wrote:
How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?
I doubt that it's the charity who pay for the petrol etc, and so as long as the charity benefit from this, what does it matter who pays the fuel or if the couple have a holiday whilst over there?
I was asking how it worked, getting money for charity by driving a car to Italy? I personally don't care if it funds their holiday but I was genuinely intrigued to know how one raises money for charity in this way. Your answer hasn't helped.
Oh, I apologise, I don't know how funds are actually raised - why, would you like to donate? I'm sure that if you were to contact the charity concerned, they would happily accept your donation.
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This-is-what-I-have- to-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: How does it work raising money for charity by driving to Italy (presumably for a holiday when you get there)? I'm seriously interested to understand how the money is raised. Is it simply a matter of people "sponsoring" the journey? Who pays the fuel and expenses?[/p][/quote]I doubt that it's the charity who pay for the petrol etc, and so as long as the charity benefit from this, what does it matter who pays the fuel or if the couple have a holiday whilst over there?[/p][/quote]I was asking how it worked, getting money for charity by driving a car to Italy? I personally don't care if it funds their holiday but I was genuinely intrigued to know how one raises money for charity in this way. Your answer hasn't helped.[/p][/quote]Oh, I apologise, I don't know how funds are actually raised - why, would you like to donate? I'm sure that if you were to contact the charity concerned, they would happily accept your donation. This-is-what-I-have-to-say
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8:31am Thu 3 Apr 14

The Stinker Returns says...

No, I would not like to donate (no offence to the charity who I am sure are a very worthwhile cause). I am wondering who would sponsor such an activity? If you support the charity then just give them money but why would anyone give money to someone who was clearly going on a jaunt? I fancy visiting every State in the US - who wants to sponsor me?
No, I would not like to donate (no offence to the charity who I am sure are a very worthwhile cause). I am wondering who would sponsor such an activity? If you support the charity then just give them money but why would anyone give money to someone who was clearly going on a jaunt? I fancy visiting every State in the US - who wants to sponsor me? The Stinker Returns
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4:02pm Wed 9 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

OMPITA wrote:
Qualcosa puzza molto torbide dice questo vecchio cinico
Sono completamente d'accordo.

Now, what's all this about sponsoring someone? I'd love to but I am expecting the imminent arrival of Ompi and Her Majesty, Bhuddi along with, no doubt, a horde of Iceni in tow. Its going to be a bit tight so maybe TSR you might like to explore the Commonwealth to the north first, eh?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Qualcosa puzza molto torbide dice questo vecchio cinico[/p][/quote]Sono completamente d'accordo. Now, what's all this about sponsoring someone? I'd love to but I am expecting the imminent arrival of Ompi and Her Majesty, Bhuddi along with, no doubt, a horde of Iceni in tow. Its going to be a bit tight so maybe TSR you might like to explore the Commonwealth to the north first, eh? /@|_|@\
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