Larne ‘Rude to Rust’ rally team to raise funds for Cancer Focus

The Rusty Nuts Rally will take place over the weekend of September 9th launching from Titanic Quarter Belfast. (Submitted Picture)
The Rusty Nuts Rally will take place over the weekend of September 9th launching from Titanic Quarter Belfast. (Submitted Picture)

A Larne duo will be among 20 teams from all over Northern Ireland to rev up their bangers and drive 350 miles in one weekend.

Larne partners Gillian Haydon and Mark Francis from team ‘Rude to Rust’ will, however, be not only trying to win the coveted Rusty Nuts Rally trophy but to raise funds for a good cause.

The rally, in cars worth £500 or less, will take place from September 9-11 and takes in all six counties in Northern Ireland to raise much-needed cash for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland whilst taking on whacky challenges and activities along the way.

Gillian team captain for team ‘Rude to Rust said: “We can’t wait to take part in the Rusty Nuts Rally again this year, the entire weekend is action packed with the Rally starting in Hamilton Dock at Titanic Quarter Belfast.

“The teams travel through Northern Ireland with stop offs at Campsie Karting, Todd’s Leap Activity Centre, Sheep Island View and finish with a track day at Kirkistown Race Course. We’re looking forward to raising as much money as we can for Cancer Focus NI and hopefully taking home the Rusty Nuts Trophy.”

Hannah Rodgers, Rally organiser, added: “We’re very pleased to be running the Rusty Nuts Rally for a third year. Last year we raised over £23,000 and this year we hope to top that. The Rusty Nuts Rally originated to highlight and raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer. We chose Cancer Focus NI as they provide a much-needed Man Van health check service for the local community. We had an absolute ball last year and we’re all looking forward to an action-packed weekend.”

To find out more email nibangerrally@gmail.com or to donate to any of the teams visit their JustGiving Page on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RustyNutsCharity.