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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Retro Fundraising


On a Sunday afternoon,
their village usually quietly slumbers,
but a now regular event on the calendar,
is the Retro Fundraising vintage car rally ...
when the main street comes alive with
 an array of amazing cars and motorcycles.
All the funds raised go to the local charity shop,
who then portion it out to local charities.
After the rally, the cars meet up at the local rec, 
which is where the VJ's caught up with them after returning from camping.
VJ would LOVE one of these ...
So cute!
There were refreshments ...
stalls, music ... and lots of cars ...
Jeeps ...
Minis ...
Motorbikes ...
Hot rods ...
One of her favourites ...
There were over 200 entries ...
Prizes were awarded for favourite car,
furthest travelled car and more.

And at the end a dear little girl was presented with an electric wheelchair, 
that will transform her life and that of her family.
Her smile was priceless.

The wheelchair cost over £5000 and was bought with some of the proceeds
from last year's Retro Fundraising.










14 comments:

Rubye Jack said...

What a good cause!
I just love that little trailer. It would certainly meet my needs.

Sharon said...

Wow cute little trailer x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How I'd love to be in such a place, to hear the sounds of the peoples' excitement, to see the sights of automobiles so unknown to my experience! This town has COME ALIVE!

Good morning!

Vix said...

A fabulous day and a wonderful result! I love those trailers, too (but not the price!) x

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a great cause to go to! Love all the pictures, that little trailer is the cutest! :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

Jen said...

Oh, I love that little camper!!! What fun.

greenthumb said...

Looks like a great day and cause, cute little van.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

What a great cause. I love old cars, my uncle remodels them...this looks so cool :) xx

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

So many lovely events on at the moment. How fantastic that everyone has a good day out and money is raised for a needy child.

Jean x

Delia Ryder said...

Wow that looks like an amazing event. Was that blue van the Blue Can Café ( selling waffles ) ? one very similar looking to that I had at my June Vintage Fair in Cannington. What a worth while event bless that little girl to have an electric wheel chair will certainly make a huge difference to her life. dee x

Tammy Chrzan said...

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xx

Red Rose Alley said...

What a great fundraiser! I love those old cars, and the England symbol one caught my eye. This looks like it was a wonderful event.

~Sheri

Barbara Fisher said...

I love your photos - you've made everything look so special.

Kristie Franklin said...

How nice that they helped a child receive something to make her life easier.

I would love to see you with that camper trailer with the pull out kitchen. It seems so like you! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! HAH