Two lifelong friends will take on a once-in-a-lifetime driving challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support after both being supported by the charity.

Harry Casswell, from Overseal and Jack Davies, from Burton, are both 25, and met when they were at primary school. They have been best friends ever since.

They will be taking part in the Two Ball Rally on the lakes in Cumbria, on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, an event which sees participants drive along some of the best roads and mountain passes in the country during the two-day adventure.

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The pair have both lost close relatives to cancer and were supported at the time by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Now, they are hoping they can give back to the charity and raise money ensuring that more people can be supported in the way they were after losing a loved one. They have surpassed their original target of £500, now smashing it with more than £1,000 raised.

Harry Casswell, right, joined by Nik Hardy from Hardy Signs

Harry said: "We have both lost very close relatives to cancer, Macmillan is a charity which has supported both our families at various stages, particularly the aftercare for surviving family members. By supporting Macmillan now we are helping them to support others the way they supported us.

"Unfortunately, many people have been affected by cancer, whether it be themselves, or a loved one, so we are grateful for anything people can to help us raise as much money as possible for all the brilliant staff at Macmillan."

Back in 2015, Harry raised £350 for the charity in a Brave the Shave challenge, while Jack and his family regularly hold events to raise money for the charity.

To create their banger, the duo picked up an ex-work van, hand painted it in chalkboard paint and then decorated it with stickers provided by Nik Hardy, from Hardy Signs, in burton.

Anyone wanting to support the pair can do so by visiting their JustGiving page or by texting 'TBRL99' to 70070.

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