Charity Car Rally: Venue Find And Gala Dinner

EVENT: Charity Car Rally

INDUSTRY: Construction

DESTINATION: Reims, France to Lake Como, Italy



Every year, our client holds the a European cross-country rally that challenges teams to make their way from A to B whilst taking part in tasks and raising money for charity along the way. This year, our client’s core objective was to improve on 2018’s final fundraising total.


First Event dealt with the venue find and gala dinner for the event, whilst also taking part as one of the teams. The rally began in Reims, and passed through a number of European cities including Stuttgart, Salzburg and Venice, before ending in Lake Como.

Our venue find team booked all accommodation at the various city stopovers, ensuring all team members were accounted for throughout the trip. The charity gala dinner took place at an exclusive venue in the final destination, Lake Como. During the dinner, awards were distributed amongst teams and the final fundraising total was announced. Some event highlights included:

  • Driving over the Grossglockner Pass at a 3000m altitude
  • Evening check-in at St. Mark's Square, Venice
  • Visit to the Metz Cathedral, France
  • Charity auction featuring prizes from partaking charities and teams


Overall, £133,000 was raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Variety Children’s Charity and Rainy Trust. This was a fantastic success, improving on previous years' fundraising totals.

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