A BURY man is undergoing a Top Gear style car challenge this weekend - taking a banger more than 200 miles to Edinburgh for charity.

Damian McLaughlin will be driving the rusty, old vehicle to Edinburgh Castle on Saturday in aid of the North West Air Ambulance service.

Kindly donated by BCC Hyundai Bury, Damian will be going with six others in three cars to Scotland, in a unique effort to raise money for the vital service.

Damian said: "The reason why we chose that charity is because we saw someone was doing it for the air ambulance in the West Midlands.

"I was researching it and found out that it relies entirely on donations to keep going. It's going to be a bit like Top Gear and the challenges they did."

Writing on his JustGiving page, Damian said: "The air ambulance is often overlooked but a crucial part of our emergency services. And it’s important that we support the NWAAC to keep this vital equipment up in the air and saving live.

"Please donate all money goes directly to the charity. Follow us on facebook at Manchester to Scotland Banger Race 2020 for updates and a glimpse of the people and bangers involved."

The North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with partners to ensure they are transferred to the best treatment centre thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long term injury.

The service is funded by the generosity of the public through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through a network of retail outlets, who provide vital charitable funding to keep our service flying.

To donate to the fundraiser or for more information on the challenge, click here.