VW Bus Charity roadtrip

What better way to satisfy your desire to do some travelling in a new T6 Bus and raise awareness about different types of cancer at the same time than to embark on a fundraising roadtrip. Well, that’s precisely Emma Nicholls is planning with sponsorship from VW Heritage and a new VW Bus kindly lent to her by Sussex-based Campervan hire company J4 Campers

Emma, who is currently recovering from non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, starts her epic two-week trip on May 14 from the Asda superstore in Burnham on Sea. Her plan is to work her way around the country setting up a stand alongside the van outside big supermarkets to collect for Macmillan Cancer Support as well as handing out leaflets providing information about different types of cancer. She also plans to do a few stints in various Macmillan charity shops on her travels.

Emma’s a huge VW fan and even has a Split Screen Bus tattoo on her arm to prove it. “My dream is to own a Split Screen Bus one day.” she explains. “In fact, I’d love to undertake a Bus restoration project because it would be a brilliant thing to do once I am better.”

A few years ago Emma did actually own a VW Bus. However, the whole experience didn’t end particularly well for her. “I sent it to a guy to have some welding done, but a few weeks later he called me up and told me he’d scrapped it and gave me £300. I was totally ripped off as it had an engine and I know it was repairable. To date, that was the closest I’ve come to enjoying owning a Veedub!”

Here’s a complete itinery of her trip:

Sunday 14th – Asda Queslet
Monday 15th – Donnington Wood Asda Supoerstore + campsitePillaton Hall Farm, Penkridge, Staffs
Tuesday 16th Telford Wrekin sponsored walk (same campsite)
Wednesday 17th – Weston Super Mare + campsite Rose Tree Touring Park
Thursday 18th – Stourport + campsite Lickhill Manor Caravan Park
Friday 19th – Hereford + campsite Lucksall Caravan & Camping Park
Saturday 20th – Sue Ryder Charity Shop, Burnham on Sea + campsite Warren Farm Holiday Park
Sunday 21st Brean Sands Beach Car Park + campsite Golden Sands Caravan Park
Monday 22nd Chelmsford superstore + campsite Mill House Caravan Park
Tuesday 23rd – Brighton + campsite Brighton Caravan & Camping Park
Wednesday 24th – Rollason Helen Cancer Support Centre, Brighton + campsite Parkwood
Thursday 25th Shoreham, Adur Recreation Ground + campsite Barn Caravan Park
Friday 26th – undecided but local to Shoreham

We wish her well on her trip and if you see her, be sure to go over and say hello. Meanwhile, you can visit Emma’s Justgiving page here


The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of VW Heritage

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