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Urgent call for anyone in the industry able to take up a donated place in next week’s REAL Rally.


Unfortunately, two of last year’s REAL Rally stars – Andy Walters and Earle Avann from Rainbow Bodyshops – have had to pull out of the REAL Rally.


The duo are gutted to be missing out but have offered to donate their place to anyone in the bodyshop industry who is able to take three days next week off – Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May – to participate in the Rally.


This is free-of-charge as Earle and Andy have already paid the Rally entry, ferry crossing charges and the cost of the hotel room but, of course, it would be a huge bonus if the replacement team could attempt to raise money for AutoRaise – the vehicle repair industry charity – in the spirit of the Rally.

For full details please visit REAL Rally’s dedicated website – www.therealrally.co.uk . Please contact Bob Linwood – bob@realforethan.co.uk – ASAP if you would like to take up this place.


It’s essential that the industry gets behind addressing the skills shortage, whether it be taking on new apprentices, hosting Industry Showcase Events or simply helping to spread the word. Please visit autoraise.co.uk for full information on how to get involved. To see how AutoRaise are attracting young people to the industry, please visit careers.autoraise.co.uk.


And you can follow AutoRaise on social media to keep up with the latest news, events and developments:
Facebook: facebook.com/AutoRaiseCharity
Twitter: twitter.com/AR_Charity
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/companies/autoraise