News - October 2018

Car rally raises £96,000 for Roundabout – 29/10/2018

Bangers and Cash Car BonnetBangers and Cash car in the Winter Gardens

With all the Bangers and Cash cars arriving home safely from Monte Carlo, there was one final opportunity to support youth homeless charity Roundabout, with all the bonnets up for auction and a fundraising event held at the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield on 20 October.

Selected bonnets were sold in a live auction at the event, including our team’s ‘Go Faster Stripes’ bonnet painted by graphic artist Rob Lee, which sold for £600. Ben Keegan, CEO of Roundabout said at the auction evening that the funds will be used to further support the Homeless Prevention Programme which assists young people and their families with the aim of preventing young people becoming homeless.

Dave Woodhouse, who drove the car with Richard Grafton, said, “It has been a bumpy ride, but all the teams have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to support Roundabout. The Rally has been a huge success and we are proud to support the young people of Sheffield, alongside our sponsors Brantingham Homes, H E Barnes, Whittam Cox Architects and LX Engineering.”

The evening increased the total amount raised to a phenomenal £96,000.

“The auction dinner was the culmination of over a year’s hard work, which has seen Bangers and Cash flourish into a successful project that has raised an incredible amount of money for Roundabout. It’s by far the biggest fundraising initiative we’ve ever embarked on and we want to thank every single person who was involved. The money we have raised means that we will we be able to provide an outreach service for rough sleepers in the city-centre and an advice and referral service for city centre businesses affected by rough sleepers.”

Ben Keegan, CEO, Roundabout