Parishioner, Julia Crimmins is taking part in the Banger Rally Challenge, together with two friends and a Nissan Micra called ‘Maud’, to raise awareness and money for the Refugee Council.#

The Refugee Council works to help vulnerable refugees to rebuild shattered lives. It offers advice on housing, employment, education as well as therapy.  It also safeguards and improves the lives of separated children seeking asylum in the UK.

Julia and her friends will spend five days travelling from St Austell to Morocco via the Plymouth—Santander sea crossing, Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar. And then they have to make their own way back home again!


In Gibraltar and Morocco Julia will witness the desperate plight of refugees and feel privileged to have the freedom to travel – but also return home. Julia and the team would be very grateful for any donations you can make to help speed the crew on their way.

Visit their JustGiving page