A Quest for Pearl videos are now available to watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@A7Terry/videos
After we present the Pearl necklace to Farleigh Hospice on 30th April 2022 the Quest will have been completed but donations are still welcome
Many thanks to all that have donated to the Quest
Please click on the Daily Progress and Photos at top of this page to see photos from the Quest
Finally after having to cancel the Quest in 2020 due to the Covid Pandemic and as it became impossible to rearrange it again for 2021, I am happy to say that the Quest will be starting on the 24th April 2022
Please do not stop donating as Farleigh Hospice require donations more than ever during this worrying time as their services are needed more than ever at the moment.
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, who recieved excellent “End of life care” from the Farleigh Hospice, 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 an item of PEARL jewellery 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. 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 plus miles a day with four overnight stops en route – one 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 Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Austin Seven clubs have offered to escort us through their counties
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
If you would like to donate to Trevor’s A Quest For Pearl in aid of Farleigh Hospice click on the link below
Once the trip starts on 24th April 2022 you can track our progress by clicking on the link below.
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