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The Cotswold Classic Car Run

05 June 2019 chsw Fundraising

The annual 85-mile Cotswold Classic Car Run will be taking place on 1 September 2019 in memory of Roger Cook, a classic car owner and enthusiast and a long-term member of the Classic and Historic Motor Club.

This year’s event, which has a Peaky Blinders theme, begins and ends at Grittleton House in Wiltshire. For those wishing to take part, there will be the opportunity to explore this stunning Grade II listed manor house. Signing on for the Run begins at 9am with a warm welcome and breakfast being served in the orangery overlooking the beautiful gardens at this very special venue.

Spectators will be welcome to the venue from 2pm, allowing everyone to take time to view some superb classic vehicles that will be returning from their journey. The public will also have the opportunity to explore the stunning House.

Stuart Cook, Event Chairman and son of the late Roger, said “It’s over half a century since the Cotswolds was declared an area of outstanding natural beauty. What better way to explore this pretty pocket of rural England – from rolling hills and sweeping meadows to bucolic villages and stately homes, than in your own classic car. So, with that in mind, we have taken considerable time and effort in this year’s superb route. This year’s route is extremely pretty, with the glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswold’s looking as if they have strayed into the 21st century from another era.”

It is highly recommended to book early if you would like to take part in the Run as there are limited spaces available. All drivers and passengers are to dress in the chosen Peaky Blinders theme and will be invited to enjoy the 1920s photo booth and capture the essence of the day! Prizes will also be awarded for the Best Dressed Gentleman and Best Dressed Lady.

This year’s event will be helping to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Stuart said, “The Cotswold Classic Run has chosen to support Children’s Hospice South West, which exists to make the most of short and precious lives and put children and families at the centre of all it does. It’s a very worthy cause.”

Frances Kenneally, Community Fundraiser at CHSW said “We are delighted to have the support of Stuart and his family in organising this tremendous event for the charity. Locally, CHSW’s Charlton Farm hospice supports families from Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas. Nestled in a beautiful setting in North Somerset, the hospice is a restored farmhouse, which retains a homely feel whilst providing comfortable, spacious rooms for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.”

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