Calling all PINK Micra owners - The Pink Car Rally needs you!

Sunday 5th September 2010 sees the third annual Pink Car Rally take place, in aid of The Little Princess Trust. If you have a pink Micra, please consider coming and joining us for this amazing charity day out.

The Little Princess Trust sources and pays for 'real hair' wigs for children who have lost their hair, primarily through cancer treatment.

The Little Princess Trust was started by Wendy & Simon Tarplee, who sadly lost their little girl, Hannah, to cancer in 2005. After her death, her parents decided to channel all of the support they received into setting up a charity dedicated to providing specialist wigs for children such as Hannah - She found losing her hair very traumatic and it was very difficult to source a realistic looking wig for children. Only after a long search was a suitable company found, who eventually made a wig for Hannah – something she could enjoy wearing. This company is now one of The Little Princess Trust's many suppliers.

To raise awareness and funds for the charity, in 2008 it was decided to hold the first Pink Car Rally, which is now an annual event. The 2009 Pink Car Rally was an amazing success, seeing the number of pink cars double from the first year.

The 2010 Pink Car Rally will run on Sunday 5th September, from Hereford Hospital to Oxford Children's Hospital starting at 10am.

Please help us to support this amazing charity - In order to make the 2010 rally even more amazing, we need to find more pink cars!

To find out more about the Pink Car Rally, take a look at http://www.pink-car-rally.com/

If you want to know more about the amazing work that The Little Princess Trust does (including a video from one of their ambassadors, Gail Porter) please look at http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/

Please contact me if you would like a flyer to put up in your office etc, or if you want any more info on joining in.

If you would like to donate anything towards our fundraising efforts, then here is the Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/PinkCarRally2010

Many, many thanks in advance for your support!
 
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Hi Neil,
Thats such a lovely idea, but unfortunately the actual car needs to be pink, not just parts of it :-( If you decide to get a respray.......!!
 

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but surely more money raised
if any or two three difrunt colors allowed
good luck
gotta agree actually, not meaning to put a downer on this idea, but charitys shouldn't really be picky about the help they get, pink is not a common colour, its not going to do well for raising money, and i think bright pink wheels would still stand out.

and as for the charity itself, i think that wigs might not be the most important thing to raise money for. obviously apearance matters a lot for young children and loosing hair would be a real confidence crusher, but maybe if the money was put towards an alternative therapy to kemo

just my 2p, i don't have a pink car or know anyone who does, so there isn't anything i can do to help, thats a constraint that this charity has set,
 
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Hi,

Thanks for your input, just thought I would reply.

The whole point of the event is that pink cars are rare, and therefore seeing a whole bunch of them together make a spectacular event - people really take notice when they see 30 pink cars in convoy travelling along, and the more people take notice, the more awareness is raised for the charity. No one would notice anything different if a convoy of all coloured cars was travelling along - it would just look like a traffic queue! No one is being picky, and all offers to help are wonderful, but this particular event is all about raising the profile of an incredibly worthwhile charity. If you wanted to help, there are so many things that you could do, whether you have a pink car or not, so I would appreciate it if you didnt dampen the efforts of others.

As for the comments about the charities work, I understand that this is your opinion, but I disagree wholeheartedly. There are so many charities out there dedicated to finding cures for cancer, and alternative methods to treat cancers. However, there arent very many charities who dedicate their efforts into trying to help the people who are suffering right now. The thing that makes this charity so amazing is that it tries to help to minimise the trauma for children going through a horrible ordeal. An adult will be offered a real-hair wig on the NHS, but as children grow so quickly, and would need several wigs throughout the course of their treatment, they are only offered the option of synthetic wigs. The wigs do not help to cure the cancer, but they will be able to lessen the day to day trauma of living with the cancer. Anything that can make it easier for a child who has to face the horrific prospect of cancer is a good thing in my book.

I hope that you makes you feel a little more confident in why we run this event this way.
 
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