A North-east group planning to take on a 2,000- mile road trip in a Thomas the Tank Engine car has been “overwhelmed” by the financial support they’ve received so far.
Peterhead quartet James Ritchie, Graeme Smith, Graham Cowie and Allan Taylor created the unique vehicle to enter the Benidorm Banger event.
The team, who call themselves the Bloo Toon Loons, transformed a Vauxhall Zafira family car into the bright blue children’s character. Thomas the Tank Engine is a favourite of James’ two-year-old son, who has spina bifida.
The Benidorm Banger challenge starts on May 1 and, on their journey, the Loons will face a series of obstacles arranged by the event organisers. And so far they have already amassed more than £2,000 for a spina bifida charity.
James said: “I’ve just had a look at our Virgin Money giving page and we are overwhelmed with the donations so far. Thank you everyone.”
The group packed bags at a local supermarket to drum up £1,300 worth of donations.
To contribute, visit: virginmoney-giving.com/team/bluetoonloons