Lions raise £1,500 for charity even though event is cancelled

One of the classic cars at a previous car rally organised by Uckfield Lions.

Uckfield Lions have raised more than £1,500 for charity thanks to the generosity of people who were going to take part in the club’s now-cancelled annual car rally.

Lion Chris Macve spent many weeks planning a route for this year’s event and contacting potential entrants.

This would have been the 17th organised by the Lions and 64 entries had signed up with 99 meals booked.

Covid-19 restrictions

All was looking good but then Covid-19 restrictions forced cancellation of the event.

Chris contacted each of the entrants personally to let them know and was delighted to be told that all of them would like their entry fees to go to the Lions as planned. This meant a £1,555 boost for the club’s charity pot.

Since the car rally was first held the event has raised £28,349 for good causes including local hospices, Phab’s magic carpet, Rory the assistance dog, and Wealden Works.

Grateful

The Lions said they were grateful for the support they received and the donation of fees and they hoped to see rally entrants next year.

• The Lions hope to have news early next month about this year’s plans for Santa’s Sleigh which they usually accompany on a fund-raising tour of town.

Santa in the sleigh that tours Uckfield each year in the run up to Christmas. Uckfield Lions hope to release their plans for this year early in November.

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