Cars on the Green and Bury Motor Show raises cash for four charities

A motor show pulled straight into first gear for good causes as public support saw funds raised for charity.

The combined event, Cars on the Green and the Bury Motor Show, which took place early this year, raised much-needed funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Great Barton Scout group and the Air Training Corps, 301 Squadron.

Dan Pearson, the event’s organiser, visited the Bury-based hospice to hand over the charity’s £1,000 share of the funds.

Dan said: “It was a great event there were lots of people there and I am pleased we could support our charities.

“We are very pleased with how everything went and already looking forward to next year. It takes around 18 months to plan so we are already working on it.”

More than 15,000 people attended the event, which was the tenth of its kind, and with more than 1,000 cars on show there was plenty for visitors to look at.

The show, which also featured music from Déjà vu and the Three Chordettes was attended by 46 different car clubs as well as a range of dealerships representing 16 brands.

Charlie De-Moore, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s events fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to Dan and everyone behind this year’s Cars on the Green event.

“It really was a great day for all the family and we are so grateful to all of the event’s visitors who donated so generously. Thank you to everyone who supported the show.”

The occasion, the first since its running was taken over by Abbeygate Events, took place on June 18, and also raised £1,400 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, £200 for the Scout group and £350 for the air cadets.

Next year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 17.

Pictured above are Cars on the Green organiser Dan Pearson with hospice events fundraiser Charlie De-Moore.

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