BRM Day such a great day out for all the family

Anne-Marie-Brown, centre, sells refreshments for charity, with friends and family
Anne-Marie-Brown, centre, sells refreshments for charity, with friends and family
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BRM Day brought universal praise from the thousands of motor enthusiasts who lined the closed of roads.

The community turned out in force on Sunday with more than 400 official volunteers giving their time to insure the smooth running of the day and hundreds of other volunteers from churches, charities and organisations in the town supporting the event and raising 
money.

Teacher Lisa Bannister, 40, from Wisteria Way, Bourne, was there with her husband Andrew, 42, and son Max, 12.

Lisa said: “The atmosphere is absolutely brilliant. We should ban traffic from Bourne town centre from now on, it has been great.

“It has been so well organised, the people who have put the day together should get so much credit.

Andrew said: “There are people here from all over the world, it is amazing.

“But what is nice is we have seen lots of people who we have not seen for years. Everyone has come out for it. It’s great”

Tony Hawkins, 47, from Morgan Close, Morton, said: “We were here 13 years ago but this is much bigger than that.”

Pet shop worker Martina Hawkins, 36, said: “It is amazing for the town and the charities that are benefitting from it.

“It has really brought the community together.

“A lot of people say Bourne is a dead town, but this has completely proved them wrong.”

Businesses in the town were also benefitting from the influx of people. Betham Smith, 43, a partner at new family run business Cafe 35, said: “It has been absolutely fabulous.

“We have been absolutely choc-a-bloc all day.

“We are so lucky to have an event like this in Bourne.”