Mayor of Ards & the Blues Brothers Rally Round for TinyLife

Mayor of Ards Councillor Mervyn Oswald popped over to the Ards town hall to check out the Blues Mobile.

The Rally kicks off at the Odyssey in Belfast at the end of August and will take in over 1000 miles in just 4 days finishing in Dungarvan.

Michael said, 'This is not a rally in the traditional sense, in that there is no racing involved, or even permitted.  The challenge is not to see who gets there first but to see who gets there at all!  The catch with this rally is that all cars completing must be entirely road legal, with tax, MOT and insurance but must have cost less that £100.  You are encouraged to get into the spirit of the rally, dress up and decorate your car so we have decided to decorate our Volvo 940 as the Blues Mobile as seen in the Blues Brothers Film. 

The challenge is a unique way to raise funds for TinyLife, a charity close to our hearts following the death of our baby Hope who was born sleeping on 9th November 2010.

Sincere thanks to all of our sponsors'.

You can show your support by donating online or by texting BLUE50 and the amount to 70700.

Michael and his family and friends will be holding a Pub Quiz in CJ's Bar and Grill , Newtownards on Friday 19th August - tickets £5 per person and are available from Mauds Snack Shop, 46 Regent Street, Newtownards (directly opposite the bus station).