Fresh from toasting its annual golfing day in
Ireland, automotive industry charity BEN is preparing for the next
Big BEN Rally to Barcelona and back.

Sponsored by Alphera Financial Services,

independent lender under the BMW umbrella
, and held at the
Hermitage Golf Club in Dublin, the 11th Annual BEN
Ireland Golf Classic raised €6,000 (£4,800) in a day of fairway
competition followed by a prize-giving dinner in the evening.

The Big BEN Rally is the new name for the
Bangers4BEN event, which will this year require competitors to buy
a car for no more than £500, drive it to Barcelona and back, and
then sell the car at auction.

As well as the change, this year the event
will also raise money for two local Barcelona charities.