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Car rally raises £1,900 for charity

Volunteers who helped prepare 120 cream teas on the day (2642998)
Volunteers who helped prepare 120 cream teas on the day (2642998)

The Driving Away Dementia Car Rally held in Aslackby on Sunday raised £1,900 for Dementia Support South Lincs (DSSL).

The organisation is an independent charity supporting over 200 families affected by dementia.

Over 30 classic and interesting vehicles took part in the rally including a Mercedes AMG GTS Ed1 Formula 1 pace car, a Ducati motorcycle, a Morris Minor Traveller and a 1950s MG Roadster.

A customised Austin A35 alongside a Morgan 4/4 (2642996)
A customised Austin A35 alongside a Morgan 4/4 (2642996)

The 50 mile round trip took in a stop at Grimsthorpe Castle, and on their return to Aslackby the drivers and their navigators enjoyed a full afternoon cream tea in St James’ church, alongside members of the families supported by DSSL and others, all of whom took the opportunity to view the fabulous vehicles.

Kate Marshall, the dementia specialist at DSSL, who lives in Aslackby, said: “I cannot thank everyone enough, both the organisers for their enthusiasm and energy and also everyone who came with their beautiful cars.

“The amazing amount of money raised – 50 percent more than last year – means so much to DSSL, and every penny will fund support for local people living with dementia.”

The organising committee said: “We need to thank the wider Aslackby community for their input – 120 freshly made cream teas is no mean feat – and we’re delighted to have raised substantially more money than last year.

“The rally raises not just money, but also awareness of the charity and the work it does, and hopefully helps to increase the public’s understanding of dementia.”

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