Classic Car Run

Local residents Terry Farmer and Vicki Friend aided by friends Mick Squire and Colin Readwin organised another of their car runs on Tuesday evening 21st June. This was called The Longest Day Evening Run for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
The evening was perfect for the run, warm and sunny. Several cars took advantage of the fact and turned up on the day, resulting in a total of 42 cars taking part. Everyone met, once again, at Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum thanks to the generosity of the owners. After admiring the assorted cars the drivers and their navigators set off to explore the ‘little lanes’ of Leicestershire before arriving at the destination, The Gate Hangs Well.
Once there they parked in the field and lined up for people to enjoy more conversation. Most enjoyed a drink and to sit out in the pleasant surroundings. Some had booked a light meal which was provided for them.
During the evening a cheque for £600 was presented to Gary Farnfield representing Rainbows, the result of a run organised on 24th April Drive It Day.
It was a successful evening not only because the classic car owners were able to enjoy taking their vehicles out for a ‘spin’ but because it raised an amazing £800 for the Rainbow’s Hospice.
We now look forward to the 8th Annual Rainbows Run on Sunday 4th September, running from Stonehurst and finishing at the Nottingham Heritage Railway in Ruddington.
Vicki Friend