Northants Pair On Charity Euro Trip For Alzheimer’s

Team Goldie

A Wellingborough father and son, Andy and Alex Sarson from Wellingborough, are taking on the Two Ball Rally challenge of driving over 1,500 miles through 10 European countries in just four days during August in their 17-year-old metallic gold Ford Mondeo bought for just £350 – aptly named ‘Goldie’ – to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Known as ‘Team Goldie’, the pair, joined by friend Rob Lake, has already raised over £1,000, and are aiming even higher.

Their epic journey starts in the UK, then passes through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Italy – including the famous Stelvio Pass – and Monaco, before heading back into France for the finish in Nice. Find out more about their route on the Two Ball here:

“It’s a tall order for our 17-year-old Mondeo”, said Andy. “But we are confident of completing the journey and now we’re over our initial target of £1,000, we’re looking to raise a lot more for the Alzheimer’s Society, as this is an awful disease that has touched many families, not only our own.”

Team Goldie will be at the Higham Ferrers Chichele Northants Classic Car Show on the 6th August as part of their fund raising activities, where Goldie herself will be on display and the team members will be on hand to talk about their forthcoming journey … especially the Stelvio Mountain Pass!

You can donate to this very worthy cause by going to their Just Giving web page: or text GLDE55 £5

or another amount you want to donate (e.g. £10) to 70070. All monies raised are going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

‘Team Goldie’ are delighted to have been supported by sponsors locally and from around the UK – Creative FX (Bromley, Kent), TPD Print (Wellingborough), Shelving Distribution Ltd. (Middlesex) and 3ePlus and are grateful for their generous support.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.