This May, Bridgman & Bridgman will be taking on a new challenge for charity: Benidorm or Bust! The Rover and Out team, consisting of eight staff and friends of the company, will embark on the famous car rally from Dover to Benidorm in Spain, to raise money for horticultural charity, Perennial.
Over five days, the team will travel 1,400 miles in their £500-budget car (a Rover 216GSi) through Rouen, Poitiers, Pau and Zaragoza, undertaking various mini challenges along the way. Complete with a “green”-themed car and fancy dress costumes, the team hope to raise as much as they can for the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, when times get tough.
The Rover and Out team are working closely with the KnitWits (Woolverton Wanderers Branch), who have spent the last month crocheting and knitting a truly magnificent car canopy of flowers, bees and woollen flora to make this journey one to remember. The collective, who work anonymously, will only be photographed in balaclavas (hand knitted) to protect their identities. The group work as yarn bombers and guerrilla knitters in their spare time, bringing colour and joy to the local area one stitch at a time.
A spokesperson from the group said: “We’re from a tight knit community – it’s an exciting journey with many adventures to unravel. We’re really excited to see how our work will be enjoyed in France and Spain, only time wool tell.”
To follow the highs and lows of the journey you can follow the team on Facebook @BridgmanLscapes from the10th-14th May 2022. You can also sponsor the team and raise much needed funds for Perennial by visiting the Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bridgman-benidorm-or-bust“