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Stagecoach founder Ann Gloag's rally team raise over £40k for charity

A TEAM led by Scots tycoon Ann Gloag have raised more than £40,000 for charity by completing a 1500-mile rally.

A TEAM led by Scots tycoon Ann Gloag have raised more than £40,000 for charity by completing a 1500-mile rally.

The Gloag Girls, steered by the Stagecoach millionaire, set off in a 13-year-old Vauxhall Astra from Lille in France on Friday.

Last night, they reached the finishing line of the Banger Rally in Barcelona after crossing the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Ann was joined by family members and leading lawyer Angela McCracken.

She said the most satisfying part of their adventure was that they were raising money for the abandoned baby unit of the Kenya Children’s Home in Nairobi with every mile.

Ann said: “It’s been a great adventure.

“The old car has had a few problems but we have been very lucky to have a team of mechanics from Park’s of Hamilton with us.

“They have helped us a great deal, otherwise we may not have made it this far.”

She said their mechanics also helped at least half a dozen other teams to make the finishing line.

Ann said: “It’s been a great communal effort by all the teams. Everyone is doing it for charities, so everyone wants to look out for each other.

“I’d like to thank people for donating and supporting the good cause.”

Donations can still be made by text. To give £5, text GGBB98 £5 to 70070.

News credit:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/stagecoach-founder-ann-gloags-rally-1166436

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