Hellingly festival of transport raises £2k for legion

Hellingly Festival of Transport
Hellingly Festival of Transport

Proceeds from the Hellingly Festival of Transport, held over the bank holiday in August last year, have been donated to the Eastbourne branch of the Royal British Legion.

The Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club donated £2,000 to the Eastbourne Royal British Legion.

The club had decided to support a service charity in 2014 as part of its WW1 commemoration.

The cheque was presented by EHVC vice president, Mike Bray, to Dave Smedley, of the Legion, at a recent club meeting.

Club chairman, John Bishop said: “Despite the weather not being kind to us over the bank holiday weekend, the show was a great success with record numbers of both entrants and public attending.

“This has enabled us to continue our annual donations to local charities, which over the years have totalled in excess of £100,000.”

This year will see the 40th anniversary of both the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club and the Festival of Transport held at Broad Farm, Hellingly.

The event has grown from small beginnings to an event displaying over 1,000 varied, historic transport exhibits.

The EHVC meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Red Lion PH at Stone Cross.

New members are always welcome.

For more information about becoming a member contact the secretary, Dave Bone, on 01323 843186, for details.