6Louise Thomas recently took part in “the worlds best rally’ The Mull Rally in her Mini Sport prepared classic Mini.  Louise competed with the aim of not only having fun but to raise valuable funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which is a very worthy cause indeed and very close to Louise’s heart…

Louise was first inspired to become a Marie Curie nurse after her Mum passed away 6 years ago:

“I had not experienced someone dying so close to me and my Mum was my best friend. She was looked after by specialist nurses and they made such a difference to me and my family.”

“As a Marie Curie Nurse you a given a great deal of training, which is fantastic and vital but I think this type of nursing comes from the heart. You can feel lost, as I did, but the nurses guided us through the process of Mum dying and that is what I now do as a Marie Curie Nurse.”

5Louise and Co-Driver Melanie Whittaker were determined to not just take part but compete and made a good start to the Rally and slowly progressed up the field, however it wasn’t to be as mechanical issues halted their little Mini on just stage 8.  However there was a silver lining as their wee Mini won the best prepared award!

It was a valiant effort by both of them and the commitment was truly admirable with so much effort going in to preparing the car, organising the fundraising and awareness.

If you would like to donate and help Louise reach her target of £2000 you can do here on the Just giving Page