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Clare Balding signs the BT Sport Relief Jeep Wrangler


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A stunning new Jeep Wrangler, with its bonnet signed by stars from the world of sport and entertainment, will be one of the top auction prizes at this year’s BT Sport Relief charity ball.

More than 1000 guests, including a host of well-known celebrities will attend the gala dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel tomorrow (26 March) to see the white Wrangler Sahara go under the hammer to help raise crucial funds for Sport Relief.

The iconic off-roader has been kindly donated by Jeep UK as part of the automotive manufacturer’s support for this worthwhile bi-annual cause.

A similar white Wrangler was provided on this year’s BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point. Davina’s remarkable challenge saw her go the extra mile by running, swimming and cycling over 450 miles from Edinburgh to London in just seven days.

BT chose the 2.8-litre diesel powered Wrangler because they knew the 4x4 car would be the ideal vehicle to travel the distance from Edinburgh to London during a period when much of the UK was hit by adverse weather conditions.

The car has most recently been at BT Sport’s London studios where sports stars and TV celebrities such as Clare Balding, Jake Humphrey, Helen Skelton, Melanie Sykes, Austin Healey and Lawrence Dallaglio all added their signatures to the car’s bonnet.

Jeep is delighted to be helping raise funds for people living unimaginably tough lives at home in the UK and across the world and it’s widely expected that the two-door 29,000 Wrangler will raise much more than its list price during the auction at the BT Sport Relief Ball.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for Jeep to support BT in their effort to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief,” says Damien Dally, Head of Brand, Jeep UK. “Not only were we able to make a Wrangler available to help with the BT Sport Relief Challenge, but we’re delighted to offer an identical car for the charity auction which, I am sure, will be very well supported.”

“We would like to thank Jeep for joining BT in this year’s Sport Relief,” adds Ian Martin, Head of Marketing, BT Fleet. “One of the features of this charity is the big-name support we achieve, and when it comes to well-known cars, you won’t find a much bigger name than Jeep. We are all looking forward to the auction.”

The Jeep Wrangler range starts at 28,995 (OTR) for the 2.8 CRD Sahara 2dr rising to 32,815 (OTR) for the 2.8 CRD Overland 4dr.