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A fantastic total of more than £13,500 was raised for NHS Charities Together by Classics for Carers on 3 May – and this success means it is making a return.
The stay-at-home motor show was widely supported by the classic-car community in the UK and overseas, and saw enthusiasts adorn their four- and two-wheeled classics with the event’s stickers and rally plates, before rolling them onto their driveways, opening garage doors and pulling back covers, to share them with passers-by.
Images were also posted on social media with #classicsforcarers, filling enthusiasts’ feeds with feel-good photos.
The event’s second edition will be on 7 June.
It will follow the same format as its predecessor, money raised through the purchase of event stickers and plates, as well as via a JustGiving page, and participants will be encouraged to show off their classics, whilst staying at home and observing social distancing rules, with photos shared on social media.
As the coronavirus pandemic and isolation measures continue to impact daily life, as well as forcing the cancellation of all classic car events and motorsport meetings, it’s a reminder that the community can still come together, support each other and raise funds for a worthy cause.
“The response to the first event from classic car and ’bike owners, clubs and companies was truly inspirational. A real national statement of support for the brave and selfless NHS carers,” reflected organiser Nick Chivers.
“On the day of the show, the individual and community-led micro-motor shows were united across our media channels, to allow people to share their vehicles, displays and fundraising support.”