My name is Laura, I’m the proud owner of a 1958 Morris Minor "Charlie" which is currently stored in my home town of Picton.
In 2018 I'm taking Charlie on a huge adventure, hoping to raise at least $30,000.00 for the Cancer Society Research Division. Setting out from my home port of Picton, driving to Auckland, shipping Charlie from Auckland to Aberdeen, Scotland, then driving all the way from Aberdeen through the UK and Europe, then through Africa down to Cape Town. All donations go directly to the cause.
My Dad and I shared the same love for the Morris Minor he passed onto me a few years ago, named Charlie after my Granda who had the same coloured Morris when my Dad was a child growing up in Scotland, hence the reason he bought it.
It was always one of my Dad's dreams to drive from his birth city of Aberdeen, through Europe, and Africa to Cape Town. Unfortunately he never got to do it as he passed away from melanoma in 2016. I couldn’t think of anything more significant than completing this journey in his name, in the car we both shared a love of.