Ford has donated over £25,000 to four charities in recognition of their supporters' participation in the all new Ford Focus Global Test Drive.
The four UK participants ended the event with a six-week Ford Focus loan after being some of the first to drive the new model in Spain.
They were recruited online and encouraged to use social media to cover the test drives, to be part of the global launch of the Ford Focus.
The volunteers selected charities who have each received £6,450 are Action Against Hunger, Lively Minds, the Tea Leaf Trust and Daktari Bush School.
Denise Bird, a Forestry Commission employee from Kent who supports Daktari Bush School, said: "To enjoy such a unique experience, while also raising money for the bush school and wildlife orphanage which I am very fond of, isn't something that happens everyday. The chance to drive the new Ford Focus all over the UK was a once in a lifetime chance I won't be forgetting it in a hurry."
The participants met at the National Institute for Aerospace Technology in Madrid which provided a multitude of road surfaces and challenges for the Ford Focus. The participants were given coaching by racing drivers Justin Bell and Tanner Foust.
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