10th July 2013

Trak Global rallies to support Gumball charity event

Trak Global directors Alan Cottrill and Gordon Grant fulfilled a childhood dream and raised more than £2,000 for charity in the process after taking part in the 2013 AGS Gumball Rally.

The duo, who respectively head up Trak Global’s Risktrak and Swifttrak brands, entered into the good-hearted spirit immortalised by the classic 1976 film in the “luxury” of a 14-year-old Vauxhall Omega!

The three day 900 mile charity marathon saw 21 cars each worth no more than £500 being driven to their limits from Brentwood in Essex to Cannes in the south of France with all the money raised being donated to AGS’ three chosen charities: The Rainbow Trust, St Luke’s Hospice and Papyrus.

Alan and Gordon’s charity quest was supported by RS Fleet Installations, Carrot Insurance, Fix Auto UK, ACIS, Autoflow and GMG Resourcing.

Founded in 2009, Trak Global has risen to become one of the UK’s leading vehicle tracking operators – working with many of the leading fleet providers and now proudly boast to having more than 30,000 of its state-of-the-art vehicle tracking devices deployed, encompassing the ability to monitor full driver behaviour.

“The mere mention of Gumball Rally conjures up fond childhood memories for Gordon and myself so when the opportunity to take part in a modern day fun packed equivalent arose, we jumped at the chance.” said Alan.

He added “The AGS Gumball Rally has been a fantastic experience and is close to our hearts, not only because it helps to raise so much money for worthwhile causes, but because of the great atmosphere it creates for networking with others connected to our business. Lasting friendships and business relationships emerge from this event year-after-year and it’s one of the reasons it’s so successful.”

“Everyone is united by the challenge of making it to the finish line in what are basically barely road worthy, clapped out, old vehicles. Aside from raising much deserved funds for charity, we were hoping to break a few records and have the customary Gumball fun along the way,” said Gordon.

Two support vehicles to assist with any minor breakdowns were provided by DWS Bodyworks and 4th Dimension. While arrangements to scrap the cars in France were made with local authorities in Cannes, Alan and Gordon hot-tailed it back to Trak Global’s head office in Crewe.

The Rainbow Trust provides support for terminally ill children and families
St Luke’s Hospice offers specialist care for seriously ill people
Papyrus is dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.