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  • Robert Dean
  • 20-08-2015 12:57:53

Pink Car Owners across the UK are giving their prized possessions a final polish in preparation for the 8th annual Pink Car Rally heading for Scarborough next month.On Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September a procession of pink cars will gather in Blackpool for the start of the Pink Car Rally 'Seaside Special'.
Coinciding with Blackpool’s iconic ifest – Blackpool’s Illuminations Switch-on Festival Weekend - the rally will set off from Blackpool, before making their across the country all the way to sunny Scarborough.
The annual event raises awareness of, and funds for, the Little Princess Trust charity, which gives ‘real hair’ wigs to children and young adults in the UK and Ireland who lose their hair, primarily through cancer treatment. Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/teams/pink-car-rally-2015
Sali Gray, creator and organiser of the Pink Car Rally saind:

"We’re hoping that lots of people will come to see our pretty pink cars, which will be dressed-up for the occasion - as will we! Sunglasses may be required (rose-tinted of course) because our shiny cars are dazzlingly bright – rather like the illuminations themselves!"

The Mayor of Blackpool will officially start the rally at 10.30am on Saturday 5th September, with the cars starting to gather from 9am in St John’s Square.
After leaving Blackpool, the rally will stop at Leeds Children’s Hospital, enabling the young patients on the oncology ward to see the pink cars, before heading towards York where the cars will call in at both Monks Cross and Clifton Moor Shopping Centres in York.
On Sunday morning the rally will gather at York’s Clifton Moor from 9.30am, for the official start of Day 2 of the rally at 10.30am.
The pink convoy will then be difficult to miss as it makes its way to the Yorkshire coast along the A64 towards Scarborough.
The rally will drive through the town centre, past the train station before turning right and heading out of town, over Valley Bridge, along the A165 to Scarborough Fair in Lebberston, where the journey will come to an end at around 1pm.

The Route - Where to See The Pink Rally 2015

Please note, due to the number of miles we will be travelling, all times are approximate, but we will aim to keep everyone informed of our progress via social media, so please follow @pinkcarrally and @saligray to catch our tweets.

Leg 1 - Saturday 5th September Blackpool to Huntington (York) via Leeds Children’s Hospital

9am – Pink Cars start arriving at St John’s Square, Blackpool – FY1 1HU
10.30am – leave Blackpool, heading for Leeds on the A59/A65
1pm – arrive Leeds Children’s Hospital – LS1 3EX
2.15pm – leave Leeds Children’s Hospital, heading towards York on the A64
3.30pm – arrive at Monks Cross Shopping Centre, Huntington, York, YO32 9GX
5.30pm - depart Monks Cross Shopping Centre at the end of Day 1 of the rally.
Evening - Pinkie Dinner at Flying Legends, Clifton Moor Centre, York, YO30 4XY

Leg 2 - Sunday 6th September York to Scarborough Fair

9.30am – The Pinkies will gather at Clifton Moor Centre, York, (approx. postcode YO30 4XY)
10.30am – depart Clifton Moor Centre, heading for Scarborough on the A64
12.30pm – (approx.) – drive through Scarborough, over the Valley Bridge and out towards Filey (A165)
1pm – arrive at Scarborough Fair, YO11 3NU
3pm – depart Scarborough Fair at the end of the 2015 Pink Car Rally
For more information on the Pink Car Rally visit their website at www.pink-car-rally.com