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Attleborough officers embark on ‘Wacky Rally’ through Europe for charity

A quartet of police officers from Attleborough have began an epic journey across Europe for charity – all in a car worth less than £300.

PC Steve Howard, PC Chris Newbury, PCSO Dion Phillips and PCSO Gary Szabo, of the Attleborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, set off from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) in Quidenham today, starting a four-day ‘Wacky Rally’ which they hope will raise £5,000 for the cause.

Going by the name of ‘19th Hole Rockin to Rimini’, the team will drive their cheap Volvo S40, covered in artificial grass and with three putting holes on the roof, from Lille in France, via the Alps to the Dolomites, to Rimini in Italy.

PCSO Szabo said: “EACH is a cause we are all passionate about supporting.

“I have a family friend who has used the hospice so it’s particularly close to my heart, and I have raised money for the charity in the past.

“We know the drive will be a challenge but we are all looking forward to it – the most important thing is we raise as much as possible for EACH.”

The group has received money from businesses, collection pots and challenging people to get a hole in one on their car, so far raising £425.

Emma Taylor, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: We are so grateful for their support and wish them lots of luck on their journey.”

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