Charity: Have you got a pink car?

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There are 7,569 pink cars on the road in the UK – do you drive one?

The figure has been confirmed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and now organisers of a charity event are reaching our to their owners.

Sali Gray of the Little Princess Trust organises an annual Pink Car Rally to raise awareness of, and funds for the fledgling children’s charity which gives ‘real hair wigs’ to children who lose their hair, primarily through chemotherapy.

The charity helps children throughout the UK and only employs two part-time staff.

Sali, like the rest of the supporters, volunteer their time, which means that most of the money raised is spent on wigs, rather than on staffing and admin costs.

Last year 39 pink cars and a pink National Express Coach participated in the pink procession, and Sali is hoping to increase numbers this year.

Each rally leaves Hereford, where the charity is based, and heads for a different children’s hospital. This year’s Rally – on Sunday, September 4 – will be going to the Children’s Hospital for Wales, in Cardiff.

Previously, pink car owners have driven from as far away as Scotland, North Wales, Sussex, and Lancashire to join in, and Sali is keen to spread the word all over the UK.

More information about the rally can be found at www.pink-car-rally.com

If you can’t make the rally but would like to make a donation, you can do so via JustGiving www.justgiving.com/teams/pink-car-rally-2011