Keyline has worked in partnership with The Prostate Cancer
Charity since 2009 and is hoping to raise over £100,000 through the
Following an epic route inspired by the Bond film the rally will
commence from the Keyline branch in Northfleet on 27th
June and it will be a three day race against time to the top of the
Bernese Oberland Alps in Switzerland. Each of the 24 teams must
compete in a car seen in any of the James Bond films - but cannot
use a sat nav or travel on any major main roads.
Entries were received from Keyline, other parts of the Travis
Perkins Group as well as customers and suppliers. Sponsors
ACO, Lafarge, Tarmac, British Gypsum, Polypipe and Marshalls are
all taking part, while Keyline Managing Director Andrew Harrison is
taking part in a "clapped out" BMW Z3 along with his co-pilot Robin
He said: "The Thunderball Rally is going to be a fantastic
experience having run two successful rallies in the last couple of
years. After the success of the Monte Carlo Rally in 2010 and
The Italian Job rally in 2011, we decided a James Bond theme would
be a great idea for this year's event. Robin Proctor and I have
decided to drive a convertible BMW Z3 which has been in several
James Bond films, we've really gone to town and wrapped the car in
iconic characters from the James Bond films."
The Prostate Cancer Charity has been Keyline's charity partner
since 2009, and have since raised over £400,000.
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive at The Prostate Cancer Charity,
said: "Keyline has given a phenomenal amount of support to the work
of The Prostate Cancer Charity, both in terms of fundraising and
raising awareness of prostate cancer amongst its staff.
"The Thunderball Rally is proof of their commitment to
literally go that extra mile for the cause and I am thrilled to be
taking part in it, alongside my co-driver, Mark Bishop, Director of
Fundraising at the Charity. With no Sat Nav, I am hoping that
mine and Mark's map reading skills are up to scratch, so that we
end up in Switzerland, and not the other end of Europe!"
Andrew Harrison adds: "Everyone within Keyline is proud of our
relationship with The Prostate Cancer Charity. The
partnership gives us an opportunity to engage with staff, suppliers
and customers but more importantly increasing awareness of the
effects of prostate cancer in men's health."
For more information or to donate please visit www.thunderballrally.co.uk/
For media enquiresplease Peter Hitchman or James Sherriff at
Willoughby PR on 0121 456 3004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org