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Veg UK boss's Mini adventure

Julian Pitts and friends drive convoy of Minis to Spain's Tomatina festival to promote British tomatoes and raise cash for charity

Veg UK boss's Mini adventure

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Veg UK managing director Julian Pitts is among a group of friends driving to Valencia’s tomato festival to raise money for charity. 

The group, dubbed the Mini Red Arrows, come from a range of different backgrounds and drive their eight red Mini Coopers and one Ferrari in support of good causes. Last year they re-enacted The Italian Job, driving 1,500 miles through France to Turin and back, raising £4,500 for mental health charity Talk It Out.

This month the Mini Red Arrows will be taking an eight-day road trip, loaded with English tomatoes, to the famous La Tomatina festival in Spain. En route they will be promoting English tomatoes, completing challenges and raising awareness of PAPYRUS, a charity focused on preventing young suicide. The charity runs a confidential helpline providing practical advice and support to young people contemplating killing themselves. 

The group’s Mini Red Arrows Ketchup Run has set up a page to collect donations at, with a fundraing target of £3,000.

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