A team from Folkestone-based dealer, Advantage Catering Equipment, has become The A-Team to complete a ‘Rome or Bust’ challenge for charity.

Projects manager Simon Critchett, and service engineer brothers Lee and Dean Edwards joined forces with their other sibling, Ross, on the trek to Rome.

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Throughout the mission the team were in character as the A-Team members.

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They were given just 3 days to drive to the Italian capital from Dover in a car that had to cost no more than £200.

Painting the vehicle with the distinctive A-Team red stripe, the quartet set off last Saturday and successfully arrived yesterday.

The Advantage staff had a target of raising £3,000 for Martha Trust, which supports people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities across Kent and Sussex.

They have already smashed this total thanks to sponsorship from companies including Classeq, Maidaid, Blue Seal, Eco Heating and Plumbing, Mitchell & Cooper, Scandia Refrigeration, Crystaltech, Bradshaw Menumaster, Kennet Leasing and Clean Air Systems and Installations.

Critchett thanked these firms for their donations and ahead of the challenge he commented: “Having never run a marathon or cycled the length of the country, we wanted a gentle entry into the world of fundraising, but something requiring a bit more effort than buying a red nose or a charity t-shirt.”

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