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Full speed ahead for charity car run

More than 20 cars and 25 bikers hit the road at the weekend to raise money for Strode Park Foundation.

The cars and bikes joined in with the charity’s first ever car run, which ran on Friday 11 June, Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June.

The event was staggered over three days in small groups to ensure Covid-19 restrictions were adhered to.

The fundraising event started at Sainsbury’s in Herne Bay and finished at the Battle of Britain Museum in Capel-le-Ferne near Folkestone. Individuals booked by vehicle and were welcomed into the Scramble Experience following Covid guidelines.

The 45-mile route along the way took in the idyllic Kent countryside as well as sites that have a Battle of Britain theme including the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston, Battle of Britain Memorial Museum, Hawkinge, St John’s Cemetery in Margate and the memorial at Ealham Valley.

Drivers and riders enjoyed a quiz a long to the way too, with questions of things to spot on route.

The event has raised more than £800 for Strode Park Foundation.

Director of Fundraising and Communications, Karen Jeal, said: It has been such a good weekend. The weather has been kind to us, almost too kind with the extreme heat and all those that have come along to support us have had a great time and most importantly we’ve been able to raise a lot of money for children, young people and adults with disabilities that we care for and support. It was great to see all the classic cars turn up too! We’d like to say a special thank you to John and Sheila Bennett for helping us to plan out this route and also Sainsbury’s in Herne Bay. We are hopeful of organising another soon, which we look forward to sharing the details soon.”