SEVEN - The Ultimate Fund Raising Drive

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A group of Caterham and Lotus Seven’s have raised over £7500 for Leukaemia Research on a charity drive from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

As a twist to the well-known British point-to-point journey, and to exploit the Seven’s talents, the group of 15 created LEJoG; linking a combination of some of the UK’s best driving roads to fully enjoy the Seven, rather than motorways. The main leg of the three-day blast covered 971 miles, with most participants covering over 2000 miles.

With the trip planned online, most of those taking part had never met before. But with a shared love of the historic Seven, an instant camaraderie soon developed across the entire group from the start.

‘One of the highlights of the trip has to be the sound of 15 Sevens rumbling through the narrow streets of Penzance,’ explains Ian Lathey, one of ‘LEJoG’s’ principle organisers. ‘There were no major dramas along the way; we got to enjoy some great roads and breathtaking scenery. Better still we far surpassed the target set of raising £5000.’

At the end of the mammoth drive, prizes were awarded for the dirtiest and cleanest cars. A special accolade was also given to one pair of ‘LEJoGers’ who undertook the entire journey with the roof down, despite the sometimes inclement weather.

News and pictures of this three stage mammoth trip can be viewed on the tour’s website at 

Published 7 September 2007 Melanie Carter

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