Sampford Peverell Historic Vehicle Show

Written by  Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:32
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Organisers of the Sampford Peverell Historic Vehicle Show which was held in August were delighted to present the Devon Freewheelers today with a Cheque for £1,050.30; monies raised by the event from ticket sales, tractor runs and trade stalls.

Keith Astbury and daughter Lindy hold the emergency blood bike charity close to their heart and decided this year the proceeds of the event would be donated entirely to the Devon Freewheelers.

Keith said "The show started 7yrs ago with just a couple of vehicles behind the local pub and it has grown to one of the most successful shows in the area. We were delighted to have the biggest turnout in our history with over 100 vehicles getting behind us to support these fantastic people."

A tractor run headed by a Diesel Marshall and followed by 25 other vintage tractors gave a magnificent display setting off from the showground's and visiting neighbouring villages and returned nearly an hour later with more donations collected on route.

Daniel Lavery of Devon Freewheelers expressed his sincere thanks to the organisers and supporters of the show, "I think it is a fantastic sum of money raised and having attended the event myself I can say it was a most enjoyable day out"

The Devon Freewheelers are a registered charity who provide a free of charge service to our community hospital, transporting blood, human tissue samples for transplant and urgent medication direct to patients home in the case of urgent need.

They are operated by volunteers and received no payment or funding from the NHS for the service they provide. "One of the most difficult challenges we have is meeting the public to tell them about our services and what it is we do exactly and thanks to this event many more people left with a very positive attitude to helping and supporting the charity" says Daniel Lavery.

Plans are already underway for next year's event which is to be held on August 16th, 2015; and interested parties can contact the organisers on 01884 820527 or via email: [email protected]

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Dave Webber

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