Drivers of vintage and classic cars endured torrential rain to take part in Weymouth Vehicle Preservation Society’s 30th annual Dorset Tour to raise money for us. Started by the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Councillor Gill Taylor, intrepid drivers set off from Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth on 29th July to travel across Dorset. The event raised a fantastic £650.
Thomas Johnston, our Fundraising Manager, said “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Weymouth Vehicle Preservation Society for their fantastic support in our 50th Birthday year and to everyone that took part in such challenging conditions. I was there at the start line and it was an incredibly wet and windy day! It’s only with the generosity of community groups like the Society that we are able to provide specialist advice and support to local children and adults affected by autism, so thank you once again for choosing to fundraise for us.”
Peter Griffin, Chairman of the Weymouth Vehicle Preservation Society, said; “58 days of glorious sunshine and then it rained! Boy did it rain. But it still went ahead and we were really pleased to be able to present Autism Wessex with a cheque for £650. It’s a cause close to our hearts as one of our members has two daughters who have autism.”
Weymouth Vehicle Preservation Society brings together vehicle enthusiasts from across the region to share a passion for cars and support local causes. Since 1988 the Society has raised more than £73,000 for local charities.