February 26, 2015 | Leave a comment
UPDATE: Tony and Paul made it to Nordkapp!
The guys were cold, very cold, but made it to the far north! Well done, guys!
Don’t forget you can still donate here: www.justgiving.com/teams/makingtracksarcticblast
UPDATE – Thursday 5th March 2014: The guys have passed the Arctic Circle.
Paul and Tony set off from ScandiKitchen on Sunday morning – and what a send off it was. Torben got to inspect the car and everything! Our lovely logo looked brilliant on the side of the old motor.
Please do follow the guys as they try to reach Nordkapp – they are posting updates daily on Facebook. And pop a few pennies their way: They are raising money for a great charity.
Torben got a bit excited…
Arctic Blast! Making Tracks – and heading to Nordkapp
We’ve got some buddies, Tony and Paul.
They have decided to raise a whole load of dosh for Anthony Nolan and Laukaemia Research. To do this, they have acquired themselves a seriously old banger of a car, pimped it all up and are driving from London to the upper most point of Norway – Nordkapp – in a week. Hopefully without breaking down or being chased by polar bears. Oh, and then they have to make it all the way back again. That’s 5000 miles.
Both Tony and Paul were diagnosed with the same blood disorder 18 months apart, but are now preparing for a 5000 mile return journey to the Arctic Circle next month, to raise money for blood cancer charities Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Anthony Nolan.
Paul (43) and Tony (45) Greer decided to embark on their “Arctic Blast” challenge, which starts on Sunday 1 March, as they share a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and also lost their father to the same disease 20 years ago.
The guys have been carefully planning their route and the whole trip. On Sunday they will leave from ScandiKitchen at around 10-11 am in the morning – and we’d love for you to be there to see them off on their journey. The more the merrier. Bring flags, we’ll supply the coffee.
We will post updates from the guys along the way – and we’ll keep you all updated as their journey happens.
In the meantime, any spare change, do donate to the great causes via their justgiving page here www.justgiving.com/teams/makingtracksarcticblast
Oh, and if anyone spots the car along the way – snap a photo and send it to us and we’ll post it. Especially if you spot the big ScandiKitchen stickers at the side of the car. Oh yes, its real: ScandiKitchen has sponsored their very first car with stickers and everything.
Follow Tony and his brother on their great Facebook page right here www.facebook.com/ArcticBlast2015 and on Twitter at @MakingTracksUK
To support Paul and Tony go to www.justgiving.com/teams/makingtracksarcticblast
Or text NORD77 £5 to 70070 or KAPP88 £5 to 70070 for each charity.