Thousands visited Lulworth Castle to support our annual Motor Show which took place on Sunday 13th May. This hugely successful and well attended event showcased over 160 cars in the motor display, welcomed over 2,000 general public visitors, raising an incredible £5,152.00!
This prestigious event, now in its fourth year, was kindly sponsored by Humphries Kirk, Imerys, Domvs and Dorset Catering Services and was held within the picturesque Lulworth Estate courtesy of James Weld DL, who is the President of Dorset Blind Association.
James Weld DL, of the Lulworth Estate, said: “The Dorset Blind Association is a charity I am tremendously proud to support, as did my father and grandfather before me. It is fantastic to see their Classic Car event growing year on year – I think this year must have been the biggest yet that we’ve had at Lulworth Castle. I know how vital the work of the charity is to help blind and partially sighted people across Dorset. The charity’s small number of dedicated staff and large group of volunteers do a wonderful job and I am always very pleased to be able to help in any way I can”
The event set motorists out on a 20 mile tour around the Dorset countryside, following in convoy, before returning to Lulworth to display their beautiful motors at the Castle Showground. The event saw thousands of local supporters, holiday makers and car enthusiasts descend on the Castle throughout the day, creating an incredible community buzz.
The Motor Show and Family Fun Day was open to the public free of charge and had something for all ages to enjoy; a selection of local stalls selling handmade goods and local produce, entertainment, a kids area with bouncy castle, face painting and an exclusive visit from the ever popular Peppa Pig! Attendees enjoyed relaxing in the afternoon sun with a glass of prosecco from The Fizz Tin and a gourmet burger from Dorset Catering Services, who also supplied the refreshments before the Dorset Tour to the car owners.
Barry Heath, event attendee and member of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club – Dorset Region, said, ‘Although it was the fourth year the Dorset Blind Association hosted the Motor Show and Rally, it was the first time the Dorset Region of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and 13 cars attended the show. We had Jaguars ranging from a 1934 SS1, XK150, E-Types to an 2004 XK and attracted many visitors. I have to say I cannot fault the Dorset Blind Association for the organisation and all our members really enjoyed the day. The wonderful news is the Car Show raised over £5,000 for the Association.’
Our annual Motor Show and Family Fun Day will be returning to Lulworth Castle once again in 2019 and will be held on Sunday 12th May, get it in your diaries now! For more information, contact the fundraising department on 01202 712864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org