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28 Apr 2021

Sign up for the Twin Town Challenge 2022!

Organisers of the Twin Town Challenge 2020+2 have announced the new dates of the postponed charity event and released an additional 50 places! 

Twin Town Challenge 2020 was cancelled when COVID struck but a year today on 29 April 2022 a fleet of £500 cars will leave Oxfordshire's Blenheim Palace destined for Le Touquet in Northern France.

The event runs from Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May 2022 when cars costing less than £500 will drive to Witney’s twin town of Le Touquet for a weekend of fun challenges to raise money for SpecialEffect. Only two of the original 100 teams have been forced to pull out and, as interest in the event continues to gain momentum, the extra 50 places will enable even more teams to take part.

The highlight of the event is a street party with live bands in the centre of town when the Twin Towners are joined by the residents of Le Touquet. The event will finish back at Blenheim Palace on Monday 2 May.

The Twin Town Challenge is organised by Brendon Cross, MD of Witney based STL Communications and Hexagon Business Centres. Brendon is a SpecialEffect Vice President.

Brendon said: “We are delighted that all our sponsors and teams have waited another two years to take part in this amazing spectacle. This is the final ever Twin Town Challenge and the more cars that participate, the more likely it is that we will hit our fundraising target for SpecialEffect of over £1m. All the costs of the event will be covered by sponsorship, which means that every pound paid by the teams in entry fees as well as the fundraising by the teams, goes straight to the charity.”

Teams are already starting to plan their car decoration and fancy dress based on the theme of ‘Battle of the Bands’. They compete for points with a programme of fun challenges in and around Le Touquet including a day at Abbeville circuit.

Brendon adds, “We’re looking forward to seeing people dressed as Abba, Village People, Spice Girls and Queen driving around northern France in London taxis and stretched limos as well as more ordinary vehicles specially decorated for the event.”

This is the fourth and final event which, since the inaugural Twin Town Challenge in 2016, has raised £800,000 for the charity.

Steve Neal of Oxford based Shaw Gibbs, who has taken part in previous Twin Town events, said, “What thrills me about Twin Town is the inclusivity. Everyone feels like they’re part of an amazing cause – SpecialEffect – and that inclusivity is precisely what SpecialEffect offers to people of any age who might otherwise feel they are unable to enjoy gaming with their mates or even change TV channel by themselves.”

The Twin Town Challenge 2020+2 is taking place from 29 April – 2 May 2022. Businesses or individuals wanting to enter can reserve their place on the starting grid at www.twintown.org.uk

For further information contact Jo Sensecall of Marketing Sense, who is a Twin Town Team organiser and a SpecialEffect Ambassador.

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