Classic Car Show attracts hundreds to Corton
- 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.'
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.'
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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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