A cause that’s close to home

By on July 24, 2013

The Good Property Guide joins a raft of celebrities in the fight against breast cancer

There are a lot of perks writing for The Good Property Guide. We get to go through the keyholes of the most luxurious homes in the world, talk to celebrity homeowners and go on holidays under the guise of work.

But as well as using the glossy pages of this magazine to print property news and features, sometimes we like to use The Good Property Guide to highlight causes close to our hearts.

In our hunt for a celebrity interview this edition, we stumbled into Chris Evans who we discovered is helping raising money for Breast Cancer Care. The self-confessed petrol head has donated his personalised registration plate FAB1, which has been placed onto a Thunderbirds style pink Rolls Royce, which the charity is hiring out for special occasions.

Prices for hire start from £5,000 and every penny of that goes to Breast Cancer Care, which helps provide support and information for people affected by breast cancer. Naturally the car comes with its very own Parker, who will chauffeur you around in luxury to a destination of your choice.


“You can hire the most famous Rolls-Royce in the world as the icing on the cake to whatever special event you are attending or celebrating knowing that you are donating to a very worthy cause in the process,” says Chris Evans, the BBC Radio 2 producer.

“FAB1 aims to raise a million pounds for breast cancer and awaits your mission. Wherever you are and whatever you’re up to. 5-4-3-2-1 FAB1 Million is go.”
Although the car didn’t need people’s attention to be drawn to it – after all it is pink – FAB1 completed its inaugural marathon journey last month from Land’s End to John’O Groats.


At the same time our very own editor, Rita Karia-Hopkins was taking part in a very different marathon in Essex, the Race for Life, during which she raised £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

“It’s a charity that is very close to my heart,” explains the Good Property Guide’s editor. “My mum died at 55 from breast cancer and in 2006 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I will be taking part every year until my time is up.”

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