A classic line-up for Uckfield Lions scoops £2,000 for local charities

By Ron Hill
By Ron Hill

A highlight of the late summer calendar for auto enthusiasts and fundraisers alike took place last Sunday, September 28.

The Uckfield Lions held their eleventh Annual Classic Car Run starting from the Halfway House pub, Lewes Road, Ringmer and taking in the twists and turns of lanes and roads through the Sussex countryside. This year’s route took in the Sussex Weald as well as picture postcard villages around Hever and Penshurst with a welcome pit stop at The Wheatsheaf Pub at Bough Beech.

Afterwards 220 guests including hungry drivers, passengers and families enjoyed a pig roast lunch prepared by Ray Philcox. And everyone welcomed the opportunity to gaze longingly at a huge collection of wonderful and rare classic cars.

The event has now become set in stone as an established date in the Club’s fundraising programme.

This year 118 cars participated in the event with their owners coming from Hampshire in the west to the Medway towns in the east and London to the north. It was held in glorious sunshine and the display of cars triggered much oohing and aahing from an assembled crowd of watchers.

Club officials want to thank Rowan and Mel at The Halfway House Pub for their support in providing the venue.

More than £2000 was raised which will be divided between St Peter and St James Hospice and The Horder Charitable Trust. Preparations are now underway for the next run on September 27, 2015.