THE literary character Wally usually proves a tough find in his best-selling series of books Where’s Wally? – but that shouldn’t be a problem with these two fund-raisers.
Richard Sutton, 32, of Elsmwell, and Alastair Leeks, 29, of Rickinghall, are part of a team, The West Suffolk Wallys, who have started a four day driving adventure in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Joined by Gareth Douglas, 32, of Elmswell, and Alex Duhig, 31, of Cockfield, they set off from Elmswell yesterday afternoon to Spain in the Benidorm or Bust rally dressed as Wally for the duration.
They have been preparing for the adventure since October, purchasing a red Volvo and painting it in Where’s Wally livery.
Mr Leeks said: “Gareth saw the rally on a website and thought it would be good fun – every man wants to take part in a gumball rally. Initially we thought it would be a good four-day jolly for the boys, but then we thought ‘why don’t we do it for charity?’”
Mr Sutton added: “Once people started seeing pictures of us and the car, the donations went crazy.”
So far they have raised £1,900.
To sponsor them visit www.justgiving.com/West-suffolk-wallys and for updates throughout the trip, search for the West Suffolk Wallys page on Facebook.