Classic Car Show attracts hundreds to Corton

Corton Classic Car rally PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Corton Classic Car rally PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The grandfather of a girl who received open heart surgery when she was just seven days old held a fund-raiser in aid of the hospital which saved her life, saying: 'This is our way of saying thank you.'

Corton Classic Car rally PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Corton Classic Car rally PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Vintage vehicles, sleek sports cars and classic motorcycles revved up once more as a popular fund-raising classic car event returned to Corton.

More than 300 vehicles and hundreds of attendees descended upon Corton playing field for the second annual fund-raising event for Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London.

Garry Smith, 57, event organiser, said: 'It has been an absolutely fantastic day. We have been totally overwhelmed by it and a big thank you to everybody who came or helped.

'We honestly could not believe how many people attended - a thank you also to local companies such as Treadwell Developments as well as family, friends and everybody else for enabling us to enjoy and organise this lovely day.'

Corton Classic Car rally PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Corton Classic Car rally PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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As well as admiring the myriad of marvellous motors, crowds were able to enjoy craft stalls, face painting, a large raffle and even donkey rides; which Mr Smith explains proved very popular with children.

Organiser Mr Smith was inspired to run the event after his grand-daughter Isabella Naysmith, now two years old, received open heart surgery when she was aged just seven days old.

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'This is our way of saying thank you to Great Ormond Street for their help. Isabella loved the day and the expression on her little face was just lovely; she particularly enjoyed pulling me across the filed to go on the bouncy castle,' he added.

A final total for funds raised has not yet been calculated but the current sum stands at £3,315 and Mr Smith explains he has plans to organise another event next year.

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