Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge

AA helps keep challenge on the fundraising road

Fresh from pulling people out of snow and floods, the AA's specialist Land Rovers – Special Operations Response Team (SORT) – are providing technical support at this weekend's 'Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge' (5-7 March) in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

A Landrover from the AA's Special Operations Response Team
The event is a long-distance, annual, four-wheel-drive navigational endurance event that tests navigational, orienteering and observation skills. Starting in the West Midlands, it covers up to 1,000 miles on and off-road in less than three days. It currently raises around £100,000 per year with more than £500,000 raised in total since it started in 2002.

The AA Land Rovers will be on hand to help with any mechanical problems, crewed by patrol Mark Breakwell, area managers Darron Burness and Brian Rogers, and Justin Thomas.

Darron says: "It's never dull – last year we were kept busy at all hours of the day and night and it certainly tests your improvisation when you're stuck halfway up a mountain! We're delighted to support such a great event and wish all the teams well."

If you would like to support the AA team, any donations to Macmillan would be welcome via their Justgiving page.

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4 March 2010