A father and son team will take part in a 007-themed banger race through Europe for charity.

Paul Harrington, a chartered legal executive from Rix and Kay in Brighton, and his son Greg, 16, will be taking on the epic fundraising adventure in aid of the The Martlets Hospice and St Barnabas.

The car for the fundraisers, who live in Worthing, came from the estate of a patient at the Martlets Hospice.

The Thunderball Rally rules state participating cars must not be worth more than £200.

Paul, who is 53, has always wanted to take part in a rally, and when this opportunity arose, he jumped at the chance.

He said: “It’s a challenge I’ve always wanted to do.

“The reason I chose to support the Martlets is because of where the car came from and because it is such a worthy cause.

“We also have connections with St Barnabas so we’re doing it for both charities.

“We’ve called ourselves Team Kissy Suzuki, appropriately named after a Bond girl.

“Our car is number one on the list of entrants, so we are hoping that is a good omen.” The rally is a three-day event, taking contestants on a route from France to Venice.

The route takes in several of the most famous Bond film settings, including Blofeld’s mountain lair (now a revolving restaurant) and the mountain passes where Goldfinger is chased in the DB5.

To follow their progress from the start on July 25 the team will be tweeting throughout the journey , with the hashtag #disputeresso. To donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Paul Harrington4.