THREE High Peak men are preparing to take on “Mission Impossible” to raise money for charity.
Edward Siddall, Michael Chamberlain and James Bardsley are getting ready to take part in the Crumball Rally - a three day driving event loosely based on the Mission Impossible films.
Leaving on Wednesday to get to France for the official start on Friday, the route will take the team through France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany before finishing in Prague over 1500 miles later.
The trio’s efforts will raise money for New Mills Community Orchard and the Friends of Chapel Lane Park in Hadfield and they will be using a Peugeot 306 for the journey, which has been kindly prepared for the event and put through its MOT by Horderns in Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Edward, who represents the Hadfield South Ward on High Peak Borough Council, is taking part in the event in memory of his friend Andrew Parton, who sadly died last year.
He said: “I’m heavily involved in local groups and like to do something to raise money for them.
“I think it will be a really good experience and it is nice to be able to do something in my friend’s memory.”
As well as driving across several countries, participants in the Crumball Rally are also set light hearted daily tasks, and on the Mission Impossible Route, will also get the chance to drive the famous Stelvio Pass, one of Top Gear’s World’s best driving roads.
To sponsor the team, call Edward on 07921 071 776, see www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Michael-James-and-Ed-do-mission-impossible-Crumball-rally-2012/369297436429751 or you can donate in a bank using the Friends of Chapel Park account details, sort code 301332 and account number 00696415.