Club hands out charity cheques

Club Vice-President Mike Bray presented donations totalling �3,000 to a number of local charities at a recent meeting of the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club.
Club Vice-President Mike Bray presented donations totalling �3,000 to a number of local charities at a recent meeting of the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club.

EASTBOURNE Historic Vehicle Club presented donations totalling £3,000 to a host of local charities - thanks to the success of last year’s Hellingly Festival of Transport.

Club Vice-President Mike Bray presented cheques to a number of good causes including £1,000 to the Sussex Air Ambulance, £500 to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, £500 to the British Forces Foundation and £300 to the Eastbourne Avatar Scout Network.

These were in addition to the regular donations from the show made to local Hellingly organisations.

Club chairman John Bishop said, “We are delighted to be able to support local charities following the brilliant Festival of Transport held last summer, when the fine weather brought out many thousands of visitors to see our show.”

The Festival of Transport, run by the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club, is the largest three-day historic vehicle event in the South-East and regularly attracts more than 1,000 exhibitors covering all aspects of historic vehicles of the last 100 years.

2010 was the 35th annual show held at Broad Farm, Hellingly, over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Red Lion PH, Stone Cross and welcomes new members with an interest in the many aspects of the heritage transport scene.