007 Aston Martin Vanquish to attend M6toll's Drive for Charity Day

The owner of the vehicle, Fred Pritchard, Chief Executive and Chairman of the Pritchard Group plc, Cannock Chase, is pleased to support the day. He says: "The Vanquish was the lead car at the opening of the M6toll Road and I welcome the invite to return again to help raise money for local charities."

Charity spokeswoman, Karen Bowyer said: "We have endeavored to add a local slant to the day by organising a grand static display and the attendance of the James Bond car will be a real crowd puller. The interest we have had from car and motorcycle owners has been phenomenal, and we have what promises to be a fun and exciting day. In addition to the vehicle displays we have also organised some family fun in the form of a bouncy castle and a tombola."

The static display of vehicles at the Norton Canes service area will be from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of MEL, said: "The static displays will hopefully also attract local people looking for a day out and I would like to thank Roadchef Norton Canes for their continued support. But of course the main purpose of the day is the donation of the days' net toll fees.

Midland Expressway are donating the entire day's net toll revenue to our nominated charities to support their work within the local community. How much they receive entirely depends on how many drivers use the road on the day - so we hope to see as many as possible!"

This year the entire day's net toll takings will be shared between a partnership of local hospices - Compton, St. Giles, Katharine House and Birmingham St. Mary's, as well as Leonard Cheshire Disability and the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Midland Expressway continue to support County Air Ambulance who will receive £30,000.

Anyone requiring further details should contact the M6 Toll Press Office on 0870 850 6222.


Aston  Pictured from left to right: Fred Pritchard - CEO of Pritchard Group Plc and Maxine Estevez of Midland Expressway Limited