Join the ‘Mile of Minis’ Fundraising Challenge

Calling all Mini drivers… Organisers of ‘The Mile Of Minis’ challenge are inviting owners of the iconic car to sign up to an event that will see a convoy of Minis driven across Oxfordshire to raise funds for children who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

The event, which was originally planned for March was pushed back to May 23, and it is hoped that it’ll be a fun driving adventure for old and new Mini owners and their families.

Mini drivers are invited to take part in a record-breaking challenge to park a chain of Minis a mile long at the Mini Plant in Cowley and also at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Organisers, The Italian Job, have one hundred Minis signed up so far but need a total of 320 vehicles to form the mile-long chain.

Along the route Mini teams will take part in a photographic treasure hunt to raise funds for national grant-giving charity Buttle UK.

Organiser Freddie St. George hopes the event will be a fun day out for families: “The Italian Job Mile of Minis will be a great day out for everyone, families included. The event is for everyone who loves the iconic classic Mini as well as fans of the modern-day big brother the MINI.

“Every event organised by the Italian Job has a heavy emphasis on fun and camaraderie so no matter what Mini or MINI people come along with, a great day out in the company of many other like-minded people is assured.

“Fundraising forms the backbone of each Italian Job event and the chosen charity for the Italian Job is Buttle UK, a national children’s charity that provides support and financial assistance to families in crisis across the UK. So, the family aspect of each and every Italian Job event is underpinned by its very existence.”

Buttle UK is helping disadvantaged young people financially with ‘Chances for Children’ grants to give them a chance in life. Each Mini has a target to raise at least £40 to support the charity.

To join the convoy, sign up at The Italian Job website.