Classic cars at a previous Uckfield Lions event. Photo: Tim Mear

Uckfield Lions gear up for 13th annual classic car run

Classic cars worth in total millions of pounds will take part in Uckfield Lions 13th annual classic car run at the end of the month.

This year’s events will support Parkinson’s UK.

Organiser, Lion Chris Macve said the event always attracted a huge entry and in total the cars taking part would be worth millions of pounds.

Do you remember cars like these? Our photograph from a previous Uckfield Lions classic car run by Tim Mear

Do you remember cars like these? Our photograph from a previous Uckfield Lions classic car run by Tim Mear

The event begins at the Halfway House pub, between Uckfield and Lewes, at 10am on Sunday, September 25 for coffee and a drive through the Sussex countryside.

“This will be followed as usual by a pig roast lunch at the Halfway House pub who have once again offered their valued support.

“We are most appreciative of their help and involvement in this venture,” Mr Macve said.

Last year the Lions’ classic car run made a profit of nearly £2,700 which was used to support Uckfield Citizens’ Advice Bureau and local dementia care support.

Mr Macve said Parkinson’s UK was this year’s chosen charity to “thank and support Mr Chris Joyce, who as one of our longest participants, is now unfortunately suffering from this condition, as is also one of the members of our club”.

If you have a classic car and wish to enter, contact Mr Macve on 01825 765091 or email

The route is from the pub to Lewes, on the “back road (western side of the Ouse) to Newhaven, through Seaford, on to Eastbourne, up to Polegate and then country roads in the main back to the pub.

Last year more than 110 cars took part, with more displayed at the pub.

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Photo: Tim Mear

Uckfield Lions Club was formed in 1969 and raises large sums of money each year to support charities and good causes in the community.

It has a second-hand bookshop in Olives Yard, just off the High Street.

The  Lions run a community minibus which was replaced this year and have played a leading role in getting defibrillators installed at various locations around the town.

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