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From when I first heard about the tragic news of Alice Martineau's passing away, I have known that her life has had an astounding affect on many people. People's lives have changed, just by hearing Alice's story, and more importantly, hearing her talent in her songs and songwriting. To this end I have included an article below, taken from the telegraph.co.uk site, that involves someone who has been touched by Alice Martineau's life.
Rally heroes join forces to help save lives
Rallying legends of yesteryear have been brought together to organise, plan and promote a charity run to raise awareness of the importance of donor cards.
Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) chairman Simon Rossiter has enrolled Willy Cave, Don Barrow, Colin Francis and Dave Kirkham to use their formidable experience to devise four 30-mile legs, each navigated with easy-to-follow tulip diagrams, and starting and finishing at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire.
The event, on October 12, is the brainchild of Jonothan Bowles of Continental Car Tours, who read an article in the Telegraph magazine about Alice Martineau, a 28-year-old who has cystic fibrosis and will soon die without the chance of a heart, lung and liver transplant. Alice has been on the transplant waiting list for more than a year, and waits in vain for the availability of suitable organs because of the low take-up of donor cards. Every day perfectly good organs are buried or cremated when they could help someone to live.
Entry for the Donor Card Gran Turismo costs £95, which includes finisher awards and a buffet meal for two at the Heritage Motor Centre, All profits after expenses will go to charities selected by jo raynor, one of the organisers of the event.
Further information and entry forms from 01304 380244 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alice Martineau has a website, at www.alicemartineau.com, and you can contact the National Organ Donor scheme on 0800 555777.