Popular car show raises thousands for St Nicholas Hospice Care

A popular event for all the family has pulled straight into the fast lane to raise around £40,000 for a local hospice.

The fantastic array of eye-catching cars and motorcycles helped Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake – which took place on Sunday, at Hall Farm, Fornham St Martin, raise vital funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The crowd-pulling occasion is organised by a dedicated committee of volunteers – headed by Austin Cornish and hosted by Andrew and Gina Long who founded the very special event nine-years-ago.

During the day, which was attended by more than 5,000 people, visitors were able to admire hundreds of valued vehicles on display and enjoy a variety of family-friendly entertainments, trade stands, crafts, food and drink.

George Chilvers, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Fundraising Manager, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to Sunday’s ninth Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake event. It was a fantastic day and to see thousands of people enjoying themselves was brilliant.

“The funds raised by this event will make such a difference to the hospice and the care we are able to provide local people when they need it most.

“Year after year this event continues to get better and better and that is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of the show’s hosts Andrew and Gina Long, the event’s organiser Austin Cornish and the entire committee who work tirelessly behind the scenes.

“Thank you, everyone for ensuring another great event.”

The final fundraising total is still being calculated, however it is estimated the event, which was sponsored for the second time by Ashtons Legal and Ensors Chartered Accountants has raised an incredible £40,000.

Andrew Long said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better day, or better support, we sincerely thank everyone for their support, we send extra special thanks to Austin Cornish, Karen Ridgeon and the brilliant committee.

“We are all looking forward to making our 10thClassic and Sports Cars by the Lake, another great day, with lots of extra surprises. All to be announced early next year.”

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