18 September 2013
Brian and Catherine in the Macmillan car
The temperature hit the 30’s but The Guildford Group’s Classic Motor Show & Family Fun Day on 14 July was a roaring success.
Held at Clandon Park Estate, West Clandon, this year’s event was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Guildford Councillor David Elms and his wife in a 1929 open-top Bentley and piped in by the Surrey Pipe Band. There was something for everyone. Over 350 classic vehicles showed their support and there were stalls, a children’s village, full hospitality serving hot and cold food and the Wagermuffins Flyball Dog Display Team. Muggy – Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning mascot even made an appearance to promote the event and give out balloons to children in attendance.
The Deputy Mayor’s favourite car was a pristine Austin A35 owned by Mr. Eric King that had been in the family since new and Councillor Elms presented the delighted owner with a silver cup in memory of Michael, VIIth Earl of Onslow. The three runners up received medals.
This year’s event saw hundreds of people enjoy the day and raised a staggering £12,110 which will be donated by the group to help Macmillan continue their vital services for people affected by cancer.
Helene Poursain from Macmillan said, 'I would like to say a huge thank you to all the members of the Guildford Area Fundraising Group who have worked so hard to put together such a great event and to everyone who attended on the day. The event was a great success and the money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of people living with cancer.'