High performance Porsche sports cars, collectively worth millions of pounds, are to go on a Ribble Valley odyssey next Sunday (July 8th) to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Over 40 Porsches belonging to members of the Lancashire and Cumbria Region of the Porsche GB Club, are to drive through Chipping, Whitewell, Dunsop
Bridge, Newton, Slaidburn and Clitheroe, before joining the A59 to pick up the A666 just after Langho.
They are taking part in the augural Red Rose Run, which is replacing the club’s annual Porkers in the Trough Rally that has been held for the last eight years. Porker is the affectionate nickname owners give their Porsche and the rally has always requested that participants make a donation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation instead of paying an event entry fee. The same request is made again this year.
David Baker, the club’s regional organiser, said: “We fancied a change of scene after enjoying the Trough for a number of years but want to continue to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
After leaving the Ribble Valley, the cars will head for their lunch stop, which this year is the sloping lawn at the top of Houghton Tower’s long drive.
The first cars will arrive there via Pleasington about 11am with the group setting off again at 3pm for a drive towards Preston on their way home to the golf club, where there will be a prize presentation dinner.