A COUNCILLOR is aiming to raise £2,000 for a life-saving charity by embarking on a six day cross country rally in an 'old banger'.

Ponciau Councillor Paul Pemberton and staff from his business P & G Motors, are undertaking a six day drive to Benidorm from Rhos, via France, Germany, Italy and down through Spain.

By taking part in the 'Benidorm Bangers' rally Cllr Pemberton is aiming to raise funds for the Welsh Air Ambulance and he and his team will set off from Rhos, in a Ford Mondeo, on May 12.

A sign writer has painted the Mondeo especially for the trip with Lego inspired artwork and Cllr Pemberton said the trip will be a first for him.

"There are 38 vehicles setting off from all over the country on May 12", he said.

"We're going in an old Ford Mondeo we took in at the garage for part-exchange a few years ago and setting off from Rhos.

"A sign writer we know has painted it specially for us and left room for advertising and sponsorship too."

Cllr Pemberton added: "We've been doing a bit of fundraising in the last few years, and raised £700 from the kids' Halloween party held in Ponciau.

"Every penny is going to the charity and with pledges we are not far off our £2,000 fundraising mark already and there are still a few weeks to go.

"I've never done anything like this before. I've driven as far as Calais in France when we went to help the immigrants arriving there a few years ago, but this will be completely new and we're really looking forward to the experience and raising money for such a good cause.

"We've chosen the Welsh Air Ambulance because it is vital and they always have a stall at our events in Ponciau, and help us out.

"It costs £50 every time the Welsh Air Ambulance helicopter goes up and often it is to save a life."

Anyone wishing to sponsor Cllr Pemberton and his team's rally trip can contact him via Facebook, on 07860937582 or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-pemberton2?utm_campaign=pfp-tweet&utm_content=Paul-Pemberton2&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=ppEzy8pWr