A daring duo from the Isle of Lewis have raised nearly £5,000 for The Leanne Fund by completing the Peking to Paris Rally – and go home as winners of Gold status.

Setting off from the Great Wall outside Beijing on June 12th, Claudine Bloom and Andy Twort in their faithful 1965 Volvo Amazon model 122 car, Amy Amazon, finally reached Paris on July 17th after an epic journey across two continents.

They finished in the top section of drivers meaning they have Gold status – 14th overall and third in their class which Claudine said was ‘far far higher than our wildest dreams’.

Chrisetta Mitchell, The Leanne Fund, said: “We are so grateful to Claudine and Andy for supporting The Leanne Fund through this amazing challenge. We have enjoyed watching their progress along the way and we were delighted to see the Leanne Fund t-shirt in various locations including the Great Wall of China and Belarus.”

Amy Amazon was also raising funds for the Chestnut Tree House children’s Hospice in Sussex.

To support Amy Amazon’s challenge for The Leanne Fund visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AndyTwort or find them Amy Amazon on Facebook to read all about the adventure.

The Leanne Funds supports Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and was set up in 2009 in memory of Leanne Mitchell. The charity funds special treats and a range of support services for young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis and their families in the Highlands and Islands.

For more information on The Leanne Fund visit www.theleannefund.co.uk

Children in Belarus with The Leanne Fund t-shirt.