Motoring enthusiasts have driven a huge profit for charity thanks to the success of a popular local car show.

By News Team on October 26, 2018

A man and a woman standing next to two classic cars, one is red and one is blue

Organisers of the renowned Woodsmoor Classic Car Show, which has taken place in Stockport every year since 2011, are thrilled to have raised more than £31,000 for charity – an amount which has been split evenly between St Ann’s Hospice and Tommys.

Andy Stobbie and Carolyn Boe, both from Woodsmoor, created the show, and each decided to choose a charity to support with the funds raised at the event.

This year’s show, which was held on August Bank Holiday weekend on Woodsmoor Lane Playing Field, saw more than 400 vintage vehicles gathered together for enthusiasts to enjoy.  It raised £7,838, bringing the amount raised since the event began in 2011 to a staggering £31,252.

I really admire the services St Ann’s provide and it is a local cause which many people relate to.  I’ve supported the hospice for many years, and though I’ve personally not had anyone close who has needed to use St Ann’s, I have encountered others that have.  I’ve also been on the gate at the car show when people have given far more than the suggested minimum entrance donation, because they know the good work that St Ann’s does.  So for me, this link with the local community just feels right. Andy Stobbie
Our local community is so important to us, and we can’t thank Andy, Carolyn and the team that organise the Woodsmoor Car Show enough for their continued support of the hospice.  Every penny donated thanks to the generosity of the people that attend the show really does help us to continue providing world-class specialist care to local people right when they need it most.  Huge thanks on behalf of all of our patients and their loved ones to everyone who has supported us at the show over the last eight years. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief executive of St Ann’s Hospice