Charity worker wins funds to help put fundraising car back on the road
Charity worker and car enthusiast, Paul Lawry has been awarded with a £250 voucher to help restore a project vehicle with under-privileged children and young adults in the Islington area.
Having worked with youth charity, Prospex for the past two years, Paul hopes that the training he provides will assist children in finding work or apprenticeships.
The Volkswagen Golf MK3, which is being converted to a track car, will be fully branded and raced to generate money for the charity.
Mr Lawry said: “Keeping classics on the road is a passion of mine.
“I love being able to share this with the kids that I teach.
“Our project track car is a real labour of love, and the voucher that I’ve won from GSF is a huge help for this fantastic venture.”
The £250 prize was awarded as part of national competition by GSF Car Parts which has seen five lucky Milton Keynes motorists win £2,000 worth of free car parts.
Other winners included Daniel Latham of Harpole near Northampton, who takes home £1,000 worth of car parts to help him restore his 1973 Volkswagen Beetle.
Mr Latham said: “The romantic in me wants to go out in the Beetle on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a picnic in the country with my wife, but this has been put on hold for the last two years.
“Now I’ve had help to get my old Beetle up and running, maybe, just maybe, I can start to prepare the picnic after all.”
Milton Keynes resident, Hamza Yahya also received £250 worth of car parts to spend on his BMW E90.
Acquired as an accident salvage earlier this year, the E90’s restoration has been on hold for a few months due to the spiralling cost of the project.
“It’s been great to give something back to our loyal customers and thank them for their ongoing support”, said branch manager, Ashley Rogers.
GSF Car Parts supply a full range of car parts and accessories for all makes and models.