Uckfield Lions Classic Car Run raises over £3,000

According to one of the organisers, Chris Macve, in excess of 120 cars joined this years’ Classic Car Rally and Pig Roast organised by the Uckfield Lions.

The fifty-mile route took owners out towards Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent for a tea stop before returning to the Half Way House Pub, Isfield where a hog roast lunch was served.

Cars ranged from 1930’s veterans to classic cars of the future with their rightly proud owners showing them off.

Fortunately, the weather was extremely kind so that those with soft top or no roofs, could complete the run in relative comfort, if you don’t take into consideration no power assisted steering, questionable suspension and the drafts and rattles from many of the cars. Still, there was plenty of horse power on display showing the evolution of the motor car.

Last year, the money raised at this charity event along with the fundraising the Uckfield Lions organised throughout 2017, was enough to sponsor a puppy onto the Canine Partners Charitable Scheme. And at this years’ Run, held on Sunday, Paul Martin-Horton from the Charity brought along Rory, the puppy the money raised purchased. Paula takes up Rory’s story from there.


This Lions fundraising focus this year is for the Uckfield branch of Phab (Physically handicapped & able bodied) Kids. Janine Williams from the Charity, told Uckfield FM’s reporter, Charlotte Brown why they are grateful for the Lions support.


All images Mike Skinner – Uckfield FM

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