Route Seventy Severn – charity car run

Severn Vale Rotary organised a charity car run “Route Seventy Severn” which started and finished at the Eastington Community Centre on Sunday 15th September.

With almost 30 cars participating the car park was full of interesting classic cars ranging in age from 1928 to 2014.

The cars set off in the morning for a tour of the Cotswolds and Severn Vale stopping for coffee at the Swan at Tytherington before returning to a Hog Roast lunch back at the Community Centre. A couple of steep ascents and descents had the drivers of some of the older cars holding their breath and the narrow lanes proved interesting for the 1959 Ford Galaxy!

Club President and Eastington resident Peter Bray said he was delighted with the success of the event which was held for the first time this year and will be repeated and expanded next year.

The money raised from the Car Run and the Club’s other fund raising activities throughout the year will help support Severn Vale’s nominated charities. This year these include Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and the Vine Project. Sue Ryder is a well-known local Hospice which provides support for people who have a life limiting condition and their families.

The Vine Project helps vunerable children who have lost their parents through AIDS in a township in KwaZulu, Natal, by providing basic needs such as a secure and safe home as well as food vouchers, school uniforms and equipment needed to access education. The project is entirely run by volunteers who spend three months of a year at the Township. Every penny raised goes to help the children.

Severn Vale Rotary aims to have fun and help others through various social, community and fund raising events. The Club is growing in numbers and meets at the Whitminster Hotel for breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7.15 am.

You are most welcome to come and meet us at one of our meetings – so get in touch!