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Twintown charity rally raises £250,000 for Special Effect

Disabled children's gaming charity sees benefits of weekend event

The Twin Town Rally, a charity driving event in which cars worth less than £500 were driven from the UK's Blenheim Palace to Le Toquet in France, has raised over £250,000 for Special Effect, say organisers. On the way, racers stopped at Silverstone for a few laps, as well as participating in blind racing, car boxing, a treasure hunt and plenty of fancy dress.

"When we were planning Twin Town 16, we thought a target of £250,000 was quite ambitious," said organiser and Special Effect VP Brendon Cross, "but with the amazing support of the Twin Town community, the teams and everyone involved with the event, we have not only reached this figure, but are likely to completely smash it."

"The success of the amazing Twin Town Challenge 2016 has left the SpecialEffect team both stunned and humbled, not only by the remarkable funds raised but also from the feel-good factor generated by volunteers, sponsors and participants during a weekend that none of us will ever forget," added Special Effect CEO Dr Mick Donegan. "We cannot thank Brendon and every single person involved enough for what they have done to help those who benefit from our life-changing work."

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