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.”