Led by BSS’ managing director Kieran Griffin, the charity event saw BSS colleagues, suppliers and customers travel across Europe and back for five days of fundraising fun in a bid to win the inaugural BSS Car-aoke Challenge trophy.

The 60 volunteers, in 22 cars, started their engines at BSS’ head office in Leicester on Wednesday 5th September.

They set off to Dover and headed through France, Switzerland and Italy before arriving back in England on Sunday 9th September.

Travelling across Europe in just five days was a mean feat in itself. As an additional challenge, those taking part had to use a car worth £1,500 or less and it needed a karaoke or musical theme to the design.

As well as sticking to the route at all times throughout the journey, each team had to complete a variety of challenges, with penalty points given to those who didn’t complete them.

Speaking after the event, BSS’ managing director, Kieran Griffin, said: “Here at BSS we’re extremely passionate about supporting charitable causes, particularly Mind.  We run a diverse programme of fundraising initiatives for the charity across our nationwide branches that involve both our employees and customers. For example, so far this year, we have held raffles, took part in sponsored sky dives and two colleagues have cycled coast-to-coast.”

The Car-aoke Rally raised £120,415.00

Money raised throughout the activities ensure helplines, website information and online community can continue to give anyone experiencing a mental health problem somewhere to turn for advice and support.”

The event was also supported and sponsored by leading manufacturers that supply BSS, such as Polypipe, Pegler Yorkshire, Geberit and Wilo.

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