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Welsh parade raises funds for Richard Burns Foundation

Richard Burns Foundation raises extra funds during Wales Rally GB parade
A parade of cars once driven by former world rally champion Richard Burns helped to raise approximately £2000 for the Richard Burns Foundation during Wales Rally GB in Cardiff last month.

Established in memory of the English rallying hero following his death from a brain tumour in November 2005, the Richard Burns Foundation aims to help people who are affected by brain cancer and other neurological disorders, giving them the means to face the future with confidence.

On Rally GB, an event Burns won on three occasions in the past, organisers gave the Richard Burns Foundation permission for six cars belonging to the Richard Burns Collection to be driven through the Cardiff Bay stage on the evening of Saturday 13 November. 


The cars were driven by some of Richard's friends and supporters and the passenger seats in all cars were auctioned on the eBay website. 


"We are so grateful to everybody who submitted bids on eBay, to the Wales Rally GB organisers for all their help and co-operation and to our six drivers who took part in the parade,” Burn's long-term girlfriend Zoe Scott said. “Rally GB was a very important rally for Richard so to be able to remember him in this way and raise vital funds for the Richard Burns Foundation was fantastic." 


Guy Wilks and Mark Higgins were amongst the drivers to take part in the parade in cars including a Peugeot 309 GTI, Subaru Impreza WRC and Peugeot 206 WRC.



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