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Fundraisers take to the road for Drive to Maggie’s

Vintage and sports cars were on display at Maggie’s Lanarkshire as a fleet of 50 fabulous vehicles set off on a four-day fundraiser.

Car enthusiasts joined supporters of the Airdrie cancer caring centre as the convoy set off from outside Monklands Hospital for a four-day tour of Scotland, aiming to raise £75,000 for the charity.

“Drive to Maggie’s” included a star-studded date at Fife race circuit Knockhill , where Le Mans winner Allan McNish, Jimmy McRae and Sir Chris Hoy took to the wheel, alongside thrill seekers who have pledged money to Maggie’s in return for a flying lap in a Ferrari alongside one of the celebrities.

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The event continued with a Highland tour, followed by a gala dinner this evening and then a scenic return back to the central belt.

A vintage van from event supporters Tunnocks was among those on show in Airdrie as the participants were waved off on their travels on Sunday morning.

Maggie’s Lanarkshire fundraising board chair Sandy Wilkie, who is among the organisers of the unique event, said: “This promises to be a wonderful four-day event and we hope it will put a smile on a lot of faces.

“Lockdown has meant that many people with cancer are facing illness that may not have been caught as early as it could have been, and we wanted to be able to help as much as we can.

“People will be able to enjoy seeing all the cars in the different venues and have the pleasure of socialising with each other for a great cause.”

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