A UNIQUE car which was taken on an epic journey from Scotland to the Sahara Desert by two Renfrewshire brothers is set for another mammoth adventure.

Jonathan Kelly and his brother Phil, from Bridge of Weir, had a Smart car decorated to look like a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe last year and took it from Robin House children’s hospice, in Balloch, all the way to Africa.

Staff at Robin House had cared for Jonathan’s son Rafferty after he was diagnosed with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

After Rafferty’s tragic death at the age of just nine weeks, Jonathan and Phil decided to raise cash for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, eventually coining in £22,000.

But the journey does not end there for the quirky motor, as it has been bought by a couple who are set to take it from England to Mongolia to raise cash for three worthy causes.

Jono Boyd and Rebecca Cooke picked up the wheels at the weekend and will be taking it on a 10,000-mile trip from Leicestershire to Ulan-Ude, in Russia, while taking part in the Mongol Rally.

Dad-of-two Jonathan, 36, said he is delighted to see the car being used for another challenge.

He added: “I wasn’t going to sell it but, because I knew they were going to do this with it, I was very happy to let them crack on.

“It’s nice they are using it for another charity event. I’m very confident the car will serve them well.

“I know they’ve taken it to the garage to have it looked over but I’m sure it will work fine.

“It’ll be an adventure for sure and I’m so happy the car we built is being put to good use.”

Jono and Rebecca will be raising cash for Cool Earth, which is the official Mongol Rally charity and works to protect the planet’s rainforests from deforestation.

They’ll also be collecting money for Chilypep, which empowers young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, and I Am Hope, which is a mental health awareness cause in New Zealand, where Jono is from.

Rebecca said: “We want to make sure our Mongol Rally adventure makes an impact for these charities and the people and places they help protect.

“Any donation, big or small, will be so gratefully received by us.”