More than £2,600 raised at Uckfield Lions’ classic car run

More than 100 cars were displayed at The Halfway House Pub, Rose Hill, when Uckfield Lions held their 14th annual classic car run on Sunday.

There were 114 cars in total, includng a surprise visit by a hand-built Rolls Royce powered by a Spitfire Merlin engine – with a deafening roar from the exhaust.Car run 17 2

More than £2,600 was raised on the day which will be given to the Sussex-based charity Canine Partners which provides trained dogs to assist people with complex disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, MS, polio, spina bifida, spinal injuries, amputees, and injured personnel from the armed forces.

Car owners and guests gathered at The Halfway House for coffee and biscuits served by Uckfield Lions before driving off for a run through Sussex countryside.

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The route took in Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Saltdean, Rottingdean, Woodingdean, Brighton, Ditchling and Clayton – where there was a break at the Jack and Jill Pub – Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Burgess Hill, Wivelsfield, Chailey, Barcombe and then back to the Halfway House where more than 200 pig roast meals, prepared by Ray, were served by the Lions and hepers.

The Lions said they were grateful to Mel and Rowan, licensees at the Halfway House for their support in the annual fund-raising event.

Thanks to Uckfield Lions for car run photographs.

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