A HUSBAND and wife team are geared up to take on an annual challenge that will help them raise funds and awareness for a Vale-based hospice.

Natalie and Tony Jones, both 43, of Barry, will set off from Dover in a banger bought to take part in the annual Benidorm or Bust charity driving challenge.

The event, in which they will support the Marie Curie hospice, previously Holme Tower, in Penarth, runs from Wednesday, May 15 to Saturday, May 18.

Mrs Jones said: “Tony had some inspiration from a couple called Kinging It who have done a car rally for Cancer Research and saw Benidorm or Bust advertised online and thought why not?

“I lost my dad to cancer four years ago and the nurses at Holme Tower were a great help with my siblings and myself.

“The rally is a 1400-mile navigational challenge with a car that costs no more than £500.

“We were lucky enough to find a car that costs us £275.

“However, we are doubling the challenge by driving home as well.

“The majority of the other teams are scrapping their car once they reach Benidorm.”

The journey will see them cover more than 3000 miles in total.

Mrs Jones added: “All of our family and friends have been very supportive of us and have encourage us on this adventure.

“We’ve had great response with sponsorship from local businesses.

“People are more than welcome to follow us on our Facebook page - Barry Island to Benidorm or Bust.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/NATALIE-JONES63