It is with regret I have had to postpone the Quest due to the current situation and will announce a new date when we are advised it is safe to get back to normality
I am hoping to reschedule the Quest in September or October as everything is in place ready to go when we are able and safe to do so
Please do not stop donating as Farliegh Hospice require donations more than ever during this worrying time as their services are needed more than ever at the moment
Departing Sunday 10th May 2020
Arriving at our destination Thursday 14th May
Returning with the Pearl to be presented to
Farleigh Hospice on Saturday 16th May 2020
Link for donations https://pearl-bonner.muchloved.com/
Our Main Objective
In order to raise vital funds for Farleigh Hospice, and in memory of a dear friend
Pearl Bonner, I have decided to undertake a journey from Farleigh Hospice to
The Cornwall Gold Centre, Redruth in my Austin Seven “Bluebell”. On my arrival,
Cornwall Gold have promised to donate a PEARL for me to bring back to Farleigh
Hospice, for them to auction to raise funds at a suitable future event.
I hope to raise as much publicity and sponsorship for my journey as possible,
including local Companies. To publicise the event I will be approaching local
radio stations and television stations en route. I will also contact Austin Seven Clubs in the counties I travel through, in the hope that they will support the event and perhaps ‘escort’ us through their club area.
About The Quest
On my journey, approximately 395 miles, I will be
accompanied by Pearl Bonner’s husband, Terry,
as my co-driver, navigator and (hopefully not
needed) on board mechanic.
Bearing in mind an Austin Seven travels at an
average speed of approximately 30 – 35 miles an
hour, I have plotted my route hoping to cover an
average 100 miles a day with four overnight stops
en route – three of which have already been offered
free of charge.
I belong to the Essex Austin Seven Club, who will
I am sure, give me as much support as possible
and will be escorting us from Farleigh Hospice to the Dartford Crossing
The Star of the show will be “Bluebell” my Austin Big Seven.
“Bluebell” was born in 1938 and has been in my care for five years. She is driven regularly in the Essex Austin Seven Clubs local organised runs and events but I have never undertaken a journey of this length before.
So why the Quest For Pearl
Pearl came into my life through the world of Austin Sevens, a lady that always put a smile on your face, always made you feel welcome and most of all inspired you to do things you didn’t even know you could do! This was most definitely seen in her hard work, both at Great Baddow High School and as joint editor of our club magazine, for which Pearl inspired me to write articles that has given me the confidence to write this and organise this event.
I was privileged to drive Pearl and Terry’s Austin Seven at her funeral which passed Great Baddow High School, where the school staff lined the street to pay their respect. As well as Pearl’s Austin Seven there were several other club Austins following the hearse on her final journey to Chelmsford Crematorium.
The photo left was take at Hylands House after Pearl’s funeral and just shows what a big part she played in the Essex Austin Seven club .
A truly fantastic lady that I was lucky enough to call my friend
About Farleigh Hospice
Farleigh Hospice provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses (including cancer, neurological diseases and chronic heart, lung and renal diseases) both in the Inpatient Unit and in the Patient’s home environment. Most importantly they help patients to live as actively as possible from the point of diagnosis to the end of their life by providing physical and emotional care, free of charge. They also provide support for families and carers and for people who have been bereaved.
With 38% of their yearly running costs being funded by local NHS they rely
on the support and goodwill of the local mid-Essex community to contribute
to over £16,500 it costs to provide their services each day.
I hope to help support Farleigh Hospice and to raise as much as I can through sponsorship and by donations to the pearl-bonner.muchloved.com site for Farleigh Hospice.
I would very much appreciate your assistance in publicising A QUEST FOR PEARL in any way you possibly can
Trevor Fleuty _____ firstname.lastname@example.org
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