Chichester car enthusiasts race round for Stonepillow

Parade day organiser and chairman of the twin cam group Mark Hester.   

Picture by Louise Adams C140238-4 Chi Stonepillow

Parade day organiser and chairman of the twin cam group Mark Hester. Picture by Louise Adams C140238-4 Chi Stonepillow

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VINTAGE cars flocked to Goodwood motorcircuit at the weekend in aid of Chichester homeless charity Stonepillow.

Andy Harris, from Arundel, runs the Chichester MG Owners Club, and said the group had been running the track day for Stonepillow since 2007.

Chichester MG owners club members  Annie and Jim Strudwick with money raised for the Stonepillow charity

Picture by Louise Adams C140238-6 Chi Stonepillow
Chichester MG owners club members Annie and Jim Strudwick with money raised for the Stonepillow charity Picture by Louise Adams C140238-6 Chi Stonepillow

It gives MG owners the chance to parade around the world-famous motorsport track, whilst raising money for Stonepillow.

The event on Saturday raised £520 for the charity.

“We chose Stonepillow because we wanted a local charity that did something we felt was going to be beneficial to people.

“It is the work they not only do for the people who are homeless, we’re impressed by the way they care for the whole person, and how they can change the situation.

The MG's complete the three mile circuit at Goodwood race track

Picture by Louise Adams C140238-1 Chi Stonepillow
The MG's complete the three mile circuit at Goodwood race track Picture by Louise Adams C140238-1 Chi Stonepillow

“It’s local to Chichester and worthy of our support.”

Stonepillow chief executive Sylvie Johnston said: “Stonepillow are very grateful to Andy Harris and the members of the MG Owners Club, who have been supporting Stonepillow over the past few years.

“The money raised by the MG Owners Club is a vital support towards maintaining our projects and services. Costs are very high, from; running and maintaining properties to providing beds and bedding, lighting, heating and food, as well as employing a very skilled team of support staff who enable our clients along their recovery journey to independence.

“The donations from the club make a crucial difference and funds raised from Saturday’s event will be helping to ensure the stability and recovery of one of the most excluded groups in our society.”

The next MG Owners event in aid of Stonepillow is the annual MG Picnic and Gathering at Arundel Castle, on Sunday, April 13.

 

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