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Pensioners to drive 28000 miles

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A group of pensioners are planning to travel 28,000 miles for charity in two Suzuki Jimnys.

The five, who are fans of Suzuki vehicles, will start their mammoth expedition from Trafalgar Square in London to Moscow in late March. The travellers - Peter Streets, Alan Butler, Leslie Carvall, Charles Scott and Glyn Mayer - will share the driving as they call into many countries on the way to the finish line.

The group, which has the motto "Heaven can wait - I'm busy", are trying to improve their physical fitness to prepare for the journey. They are also taking lessons from Southampton-based Newmans Suzuki on how to repair the cars in case of mechanical breakdown or any other problems that might occur en route.

The adventurous trip will raise money for Save the Children and the Oakhaven Hospice, which is based in Lymington, Hampshire. The charity challenge was the brainchild of Mr Carvall when he watched a classic car convoy travelling from Paris to Peking.

The pensioners chose the new Suzuki 4X4s as they are known for being tough, reliable and lightweight. Both the vehicles have been decorated for the journey.

published: 11/01/2013 17:00:00

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