Storrington charity events raise thousands thanks to car enthusiasts

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Another enjoyable year for Storrington and District Classic and Sportscar Enthusiasts (SADCASE) has seen membership grow and thousands raised for charity.

During the summer events, numbers at the club passed the 1,300 mark and £5,000 was raised for the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention.

The money, raised through donations at events and thorugh a crowd funding effort by members, will be presented to the charity in cheque form by SADCASE founder Martin Pester at the club’s next meeting on Tuesday September 25 at The Spur in Slindon.

Club member Chris Mason said: “The exceptional summer sunshine encouraged classic and sports car drivers out in large numbers.

“Club evening meetings and breakfast gatherings were all very well attended.

“However, there was one big challenge, when the only rain we had seen in three months fell on Sunday July 29, which was the day of the club’s annual Storrington Show.”

A good number of stalwarts braved the rain and turned up, but the conditions progressively worsened and the event had to be called off.

Owners of the Ford Market site stepped in and offered the use of their facilities for a re-run of the show on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

Chris added: “It was then a case of all shoulders to the wheel to try and get something organised in very short order.

“All the hard work paid off big time with over 600 classic and sports cars turning up on the day. As the saying goes ‘all’s well that ends well.’”

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