Hospice Care Helped by Car Show

Hospice Care Helped by Car Show

Farnham’s annual Classic Car Show was held this year on Sunday 14th April, in its usual location of the Central Car Park, and raised money for local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. Many vehicle enthusiasts came along to browse the unique collection of over 160 classic and vintage cars, motorcycles and ex-Army vehicles which were on display.

Car Show organiser Hermon Frost has been a supporter of Phyllis Tuckwell for many years now and all donations received at the show each year are given directly to Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, across West Surrey and North East Hampshire.

“We would like to thank everyone who was involved in organising and running this event, especially Hermon, who has supported Phyllis Tuckwell for many years,” said Leanne Magee, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “A big thank you also goes to all those who came along on this beautiful spring morning! With your help, the event raised over £1,100, which is enough to pay for over a week’s care from one of our Hospice Care at Home nurses. These wonderful nurses look after for patients who have chosen to spend their last days at home, visiting them as needed, and offering their families emotional support too.

All of the services which Phyllis Tuckwell provides are given free of charge to patients and their families, but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to do this – and the money raised at events such as the Classic Car Show contributes greatly to that.

If you’re a vehicle enthusiast, here are another two dates for your diary – the Festival of Transport, on Sunday 9th June at the Upper Hart Car Park in Farnham, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, and Phyllis Tuckwell will be holding a new Classic Motor Show at Waverley Abbey School on Sunday 4th August, celebrating 40 years of Phyllis Tuckwell with classic and vintage vehicles throughout the ages. Register your vehicle now by calling 01252 729446, emailing fundraising@pth.org.uk or visiting www.pth.org.uk/phyllis-tuckwells-classic-motor-show.