The 2023 Autumn edition of our newsletter will be posted out to our members before the end of August 2023. Please let us know if you have not received your copy. Annual magazine subscription of £15.00 is due every January! The magazine and web site are both 'member focused' so we look forward to hearing from you and receiving your pictures of any road trips, new purchases and/or projects on your beautiful cars.
Deadlines for Newsletter copy and/or photos are: 15th February; 15th May; 15th August and 15th November.
The committee would like to thank Trevor & Sue Longley and sons for all the hard work they did to make "Music in the Sunshine" charity event such a success! Sadly, this event was poorly attended by our club members but the Longley family managed to encourage over 120 personal friends and customers to come and support this event to raise funds for Banstead Age Concern. The total amount raised that afternoon was an amazing £5,100.00 with a raffle, auction and personal donations from the Longley friends and customers. This amount of money for a local small charity was a windfall for them to continue to support their local community and their centre. There was sunshine, good food, great music from our resident singer Sarah Locke and live dance music from a local band called "Vinyl Matters".
RREC Surrey Section at our 2021 Christmas Charity lunch raised £15,000 to purchase three Bugzi mobility chairs for disabled toddlers. Two of our Bugzi's have been allocated to Surrey families. In this video, with permission from his parents, we feature one year old Finn that was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and up until this video was very lethargic and sleepy little boy. Watch the transformation when he realises, he can now independently move around the room by pushing the buttons on his Bugzi. Finn now has greater independence to move independently; greater choice to be able to choose where he wants to be; greater opportunities for social participation with other children as currently has no way of mobilising independently. It is wonderful to see charity money raised by our members making a vital difference to children and their families in Surrey!
Congratulations to Trevor Longley and Denise Earwicker for organising another very successful charity classic car event at Woldingham School in memory of our dear friend and club member David Heater. Christine Heater, David's wife, presented a cheque for £3,400.00 raised prior to the event to Bloomin' Arts. There was an additional £2,175.00 raised on the day with an auction and donations for our Newsletter Editor Matthew Stone sponsored post-covid haircut that raised £700.00! Making a total of £5,575.00 raised for the charity. This is second year that Woldingham School have offered their beautiful grounds for this event. The catering was delicious and plentiful. We also had our resident singer Sarah and magician, Martin providing entertainment throughout the afternoon. We also had an amazing hawk display by Wayne Davies from Avian Environmental Consultants that was enjoyed by many of the youngsters that afternoon. We were very privileged to see a dance performance by Bloomin' Arts as well.
Photos of this special event will be in our 2022 Events gallery.