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Sherborne company takes on rally challenge for Cancer Research

Venture backed by touring car legend, Jason Plato

Local residents invited to help raise money and leave messages of support on the car

Dorset, 28 July 2011: Based in Sherborne, Dorset The Mobile Cocktail Company has today asked local businesses and residents to help raise money for Cancer Research – as founder Nigel Parker, and friend Rob Girling, prepare to take on the world famous Motoscape Rally to Bologna.

Nigel and Rob’s engines will start on 3rd September this year - as they’ll cover 2,000 miles, travelling in a £250 banger they bought on the auction website eBay.

The intrepid pair are asking for every sponsor to help turn their clapped out Volkswagen to an enormous message board, inviting them to scrawl their names and their notes of support on the car itself. The first person to do so [pictured] is two-times British Touring Car champion Jason Plato - who has lent his support to the venture, heralding the cause that Nigel (L) and Rob are supporting as hugely worthwhile.

The gruelling route will take the pair through five European countries in five days - finishing in Bologna, Italy - with stops at the Nurburgring, Germany and the Ferrari Museum, Italy.

Commenting on the challenge, Nigel and Rob said: “We both have close friends affected by cancer; specifically liposarcoma cancer and cancer of the oesophagus. The donations that everybody makes will be aimed at these cancers. Alarmingly, both these types of cancer are on the increase and funds are desperately required to undertake the necessary research to develop better surgical procedures, solutions and treatments. Of course, all these types of developments also have the potential to benefit many other cancer conditions and non-cancer condition, so regardless of whether people are familiar with the conditions mentioned above, the contributions are important for all walks of life. We both ask that everybody bears this fact in mind when contributing to this great cause. The simple fact is, this could be you benefitting from these contributions one day”

For more information regarding these cancers, or to make a donation and for more information regarding the Mobile Cocktail Company please visit the following links:

Cancer Research – www.cancerresearchuk.org Donations- www.justgiving.com/mojito-motos/

About the rally The concept of the Motoscape Rally is to buy a car for £250 or less, turn it into a wacky, eye-catching masterpiece and drive it through some of the greatest roads in Europe – together with hundreds of other motorsport enthusiasts. Nigel and Rob’s plan is to have every person or company making a donation to sign, or add a sticker the car to create a unique vehicle which will really stand out from the crowds.

About the cause The money raised by Nigel and Rob will be co-ordinated through Cancer Research - the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Cancer Research has saved millions of lives with groundbreaking work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. People’s chances of surviving cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, and the charity has been at the heart of that progress. But more than one in three people will still get cancer at some point in their lives. The charity’s vital work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people survive.

Please note, all costs associated with the rally are being paid by Nigel and Rob themselves. All donations will go directly to Cancer Research….every single penny!

For more information or images please contact: Cathy Baker or Jane Adkins at A Head for PR: cathyellenbaker@gmail.com ; M/: 07805 754904 or jane@aheadforpr.co.uk ; T/: 01935 813114 or M/: 07960698089.

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About The Mobile Cocktail Company (www.themobilecocktailcompany.co.uk)

The Mobile Cocktail Bar Company provides portable bar solutions to suit any event or budget. Whether you're organising a corporate bash or a private party, looking for a fun cocktail workshop with expert mixologists, or just want to hire a dry bar you can run yourself, the company has a range of tried and tested cocktail bar hire packages that can be tailored to your individual needs. The company boasts an impressive range of clients that includes the Henley Royal Regatta and the Earl Pembroke’s wedding at Wilton House. The company is the only cocktail bar hire company (and probably the only bar, bar none) in the UK which uses genuine fresh Cuban mojito mint - because it really makes all the difference. It has a more delicate, floral scent and flavour, creating the perfect balance, ensuring we can deliver the true taste of a Cuban mojito at your event. Founded in 2007, the company has been built with the same passion that took founder Nigel Parker to Cuba and the bars of Manhattan to develop the best cocktails and find the best ingredient. He instils it into all his staff, training them in-house to ensure every cocktail is created to the same high standard, with fast friendly service, no matter how big and busy the event.

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Release Date: 28th July 2011

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