Coleraine friends rev up for the Rusty Nuts Rally

The Rusty Nuts Rally will take place over the weekend of September 9th launching from Titanic Quarter Belfast. (Submitted Picture)
The Rusty Nuts Rally will take place over the weekend of September 9th launching from Titanic Quarter Belfast. (Submitted Picture)
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Coleraine men John Weatherup, Darren McCrea, Phillip McClelland and Chris Campbell will be among twenty teams from all over Northern Ireland to rev up their bangers and drive 350 miles in one weekend, in a bid to win the coveted Rusty Nuts Rally trophy.

The rally, in cars worth £500 or less, will take place from September 9th to 11th and takes in all six counties in Northern Ireland to raise much-needed cash for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland whilst taking on whacky challenges and activities along the way.

John, team captain said “We can’t wait to take part in the Rusty Nuts Rally again this year, the entire weekend is action packed with the Rally starting in Hamilton Dock at Titanic Quarter Belfast. The teams travel through Northern Ireland with stop offs at Campsie Karting, Todd’s Leap Activity Centre, Sheep Island View and finish with a track day at Kirkistown Race Course. We’re looking forward to raising as much money as we can for Cancer Focus NI and hopefully taking home the Rusty Nuts Trophy.”

Hannah Rodgers, organiser of the Rusty Nuts Rally “We’re very pleased to be running the Rusty Nuts Rally for a third year. Last year we raised over £23,000 and this year we hope to top that. The Rusty Nuts Rally originated to highlight and raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer. We chose Cancer Focus NI as they provide a much-needed Man Van health check service for the local community. We had an absolute ball last year and we’re all looking forward to an action-packed weekend.”

If you’d like further information on the rally please email nibangerrally@gmail.com or if you would like to donate to any of the teams or the Rusty Nuts Rally visit their JustGiving Page on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RustyNutsCharity.

Anyone who has concerns about cancer can speak to a specialist nurse on the Cancer Focus NI free helpline, 0800 783 3339.