The Italian Job is an annual touring event to Italy, organised by Giulia & Freddie St. George. Since the first run in 1990, they have raised over £2.7 million for children’s charities.
Read more about the history below…
Friday November 8th 1990 :- 56 Teams took part in the first Run including the Oldest Mini – a totally restored 1960 Mini van – which suffered a few problems when the carburattor froze on the Alpine roads. The Minis were joined by a faboulous Lamborghini Miura P 400 restored by the owners as a replica of the one featured in the Michael Caine film. A total of £ 58.000,- were donated to Children in Need and Childline as a result of the run advertised as 24hours from Trento to Brighton !
Our 20th Anniversary in 2009 coincided with the 50 of the Mini and 40th of the Film and we celebrated in style by invading the Italian Capital City – Rome! Our celebration itinerary included driving on many racing track starting with the Lingotto roof top and ending with the Ferrari in Imola and in between we enjoyed and unique drive on Monza Old Racing Track and a day of sport at Vallelunga in Rome and Mugello near Florence.
In 2013 the very first Italian Job Sunshine Coach was presented to Heron Dale School in West Sussex. Heron Dale is an incredibly special school which cares for incredibly special children with a range of learning difficulties and mobility issues.
The 2014 Event marked 25 brilliant years of fundraising. Each edition of the Italian Job has been different but every single one has been unforgettable thanks in no small measure to the passionate dedication of the participants of the event… otherwise affectionately known as ‘Jobbers’. Just like us they fervently believe in our motto which has stood us proud since we started
the Italian Job in 1990… namely the idea of ‘Raising money for children in a fun way’ .
2019 promises to be an amazing year, with the 30th anniversary run coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Mini, and also the 50th anniversary of the iconic Italian Job film which lends its name to the event. Rest assured this ‘job’ will be one to remember, and will raise a fantastic sum for the nominated charity, Buttle UK.
For further reading, and to learn more about the Italian Job, please visit the website.