Vintage car show raises decent total for hospice charity

Mayor of Morpeth Alison Byard and Adrian Drake, general manager at Heighley Gate, during the car wash.
Mayor of Morpeth Alison Byard and Adrian Drake, general manager at Heighley Gate, during the car wash.

A special event at a garden centre near Morpeth has been hailed a big success.

Heighley Gate played host to 70 vintage cars from across the region. The show brought in more than £1,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice.

It was held in association with the NECPWA Motoring Club. Established in 1966, the club has grown into the North East’s largest classic and vintage motoring club and has become affectionately known as the Nearly Everywhere Club for Pretty Well Anything.

Members of the St Oswald’s team were also present, selling tickets for its annual raffle with a top prize of a brand new Honda Jazz car, donated by Vertu Honda.

Fund-raiser Helen Alderson, said: “We are very grateful for the continued support of Heighley Gate and its vintage car show was very popular, as it has been in previous years.”

As an extra push of support for St Oswald’s, Heighley Gate’s general manager Adrian Drake organised a car wash with staff and volunteers over the show weekend and Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard helped to wash a few of the vehicles.

Adrian is also running this year’s Great North Run for the charity.