Ford Mustang Car Fans Help Fund Wife's Cancer Treatment
Car enthusiasts from a Mustang owners club have rallied round to raise money after a man put his prized Ford Mustang up for sale to help fund his wife's cancer treatment.
Rob and Kim Scholefield were told the cancer was inoperable, which meant a special treatment was the only option.
Mr Scholefield put his car up for sale hoping to raise £150,000 for private treatment that may extend her life.
Fellow Mustang owners rallied round and raised about £13,000 within 24 hours!
This story was run on the BBC on the 30th June which circulated among Ford fans, Ford head office staff and colleagues at their local Allen Ford dealership who also wanted to help.
Both family cars (including a Ford Mustang) are being sold, so Ford stepped in to offer the open-ended loan of Rob’s choice from its car range. They have collected a Ford Focus ST-Line estate from Allen Ford, Fairground Way, Northampton, NN3 9HU, on 10th July at 10am. Allen Ford will generously provide a monthly fuel donation to ease the cost of Kim’s 180-mile round trips for treatment.
Mr Scholefield, who is hoping the car may fetch £30,000, said: "As much as I love my car, I can always get another car, I can't get another Kim."
The 49-year-old described his wife (who he has been with since he was 18) as "my right arm".
"So I am raising as much money as I can, as quickly as I can, so that my two girls are not watching videos of their mum next year."
Another Mustang owner set up a JustGiving page saying he hoped Mr Scholefield would not have to sell his car.
Mr Scholefield said he was "humbled beyond belief" by people's generosity, but he would be selling it.
"Kim is a fighter and I will do everything I can.