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The Italian Job: Rally 2017

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime?

Schools4Change are embarking on a heritage charity rally from London to Lake Garda in August 2017. We'll be driving through mainland Europe in cars worth less than £500 in order to raise money for educational projects we plan to run in the future. Come and raise funds whilst having the best time of your life! Join Rally4Change along with some fellow petrol heads and mates!


Saturday 26th August - Tuesday 29th August 2017

The rally will start at 8:00AM at Brands Hatch, England and will end at Lake Garda, Italy. The route will cover the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy and will involve 4 nights stay at various locations en route.


£149 per person, which includes:

  • Entry to our London (rally start) and Lake Garda (rally finishing) events.

  • A detailed Rally4Change guide including the route, daily challenges, accommodation, local activities en route and details of car scrapping facilities upon arrival in Italy (if you are one of the unlucky ones). We will also provide advice on whether to book a ferry or Eurotunnel, and details of flights and nearby airports in Lake Garda.

  • A finishing certificate..

  • BONUS Hoodie for early bird registrants (those who register by 28th February 2017).

  • T-Shirt.

  • Car Vinyl.

  • Entry to the three Rally Competitions:

  1. Best Fancy Dress [individual prize]

  2. Best Decorated Car [team prize] CASH PRIZE, and FREE entry to 2018 Rally

  3. Best Fundraiser [individual prize]

  • Regular Rally meet-ups prior to the rally to meet other rally participants.

  • Regular assistance in fundraising for your challenge.

  • An unforgettable adventure, lifelong memories, and new friendships.

I'm interested! So what do I do next?

Register via our Eventbrite link and get a team together (minimum of 2 people) by 30th April 2017.

To enter the rally, your car must be worth £500 or less. If you would like to enter a car worth more than £500 there will be a £100 surcharge per person which will go towards Schools4Change.

What else do I need to know?

All travel from London to Lake Garda and back will be the responsibility of each team. The Rally4Change team will facilitate travel and organise accommodation, and the leaving and arrival parties. Details of hotels, flights, and the ferry will be in the detailed Rally guide you receive after you register.

Total costs for the Rally will be approximately £700 per person for the entire journey (excluding the entrance fee). This is the cost for each person's share in buying a car worth £500, insurance, European breakdown cover, hotel costs, food, toll charges, Eurotunnel charges, flight back, fuel costs and parking. Please note that these are estimated charges and may vary. 

This £700 can be covered and paid for by any car sponsorship you get from any local businesses who advertise on your car. Everyone will be getting sponsorship to cover their costs which will be separate from the fundraising they get for the charity

Each rally participant must also commit to fundraising at least £350 for Schools4Change. Full information in relation to fundraising will be provided once registration is complete. We will provide information in the fundraising section on how these funds can be raised through a combination of selling advertising space on the banger, and also through other means. All fundraising for Schools4Change must be done via JustGiving.

Please note that all cars must have a valid V5 certificate, MOT, road tax and insurance. Schools4Change will not hold any liability for any car that fails to produce sufficient documents when necessary.

Earlier Event: July 21
Rally4Change Launch Event
Later Event: November 1
No Sugar November