BMO GAM co-heads of multi-manager Gary Potter and Rob Burdett have taken up a challenge for industry charity CASCAID, driving a Reliant Robin van around the UK.
The pair will be driving the van, made famous by its appearances on TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses, over 19 days and Potter estimates they will cover 3,500 miles.
Their challenge will begin in September and the duo hope to throw a ‘Bon Voyage' party before they set off on their travels.
Potter and Burdett (both pictured), who have worked together for more than 20 years, will split the driving between them and have been getting lots of practice in their new vehicle, which will be decorated with CASCAID branding.
Potter said: "Our business touches every part of the UK and we wanted to do a challenge that integrated with that. We both like cars, we both like to do something different and we are seeing lots of support."
CASCAID is an industry-wide initiative to raise over £1m for Cancer Research UK, a charity that has a particular poignancy for Potter as both his parents died of cancer.
There has been so much enthusiasm about the challenges that Potter and Burdett have already had to increase their fund-raising targets twice since announcing the CASCAID campaign. Both their £30,000 and £60,000 targets have already been smashed by supporters and they are now looking to raise £100,000.
Followers will be kept updated on the pair's progress online with social media messages, updates and pictures. They will also be making regular stops to meet up with financial advisers and wealth managers around the country and collect donations.
"The car is not very comfy so we will be stopping regularly to sleep and eat and hopefully meet some financial advisers around the UK," Potter said.
Click here to read more about CASCAID and to donate.
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