Mini Run organiser’s drive to reach £500,000 for hospice
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Terry Baker is hoping to hit the half-a-million-pound mark for Children’s Hospice South West before he turns 65.
The man behind North Devon’s famous Mini run is aiming to reach the half-a-million-pound fundraising goal by the time he turns 65.
For 20 years, Terry Baker, 63, has been co-ordinating convoys of hundreds of Minis through the region on August bank holiday weekends.
Last year the Small Cars Big Hearts Mini tour raised £28,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.
In total, Terry and Linda have helped raise around £420,000 for the charity.
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Terry said: “I have 18 months until I turn 65 and I really want to hit that half-a-million mark by then.
“People ask me what I will do then – well, start on the next half-a-million of course.”
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Terry was moved to start the Mini Grand Tour in 1995 when he had a call from the hospice asking if he could arrange for some Minis to visit for a sick child.
He brought 25 cars up to Little Bridge House – and the rest is history.
Terry said people come from far and wide to take part in the unique convoy.
He said: “I don’t think there is anybody who is not affected when they come to Little Bridge House.”
Find out more at www.smallcarsbighearts.co.uk