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"We're overwhelmed by the support" says charity after motor show raises a record amount of money

By Andrew Diprose [email protected]

Published: May 20, 2024 | Updated: 20th May 2024

“We are overwhelmed by the support from the local community, our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who attended.”

The words of Sam Baker, Event Organiser at Dorset Blind Association.

She was speaking after the charity announced its 8th annual Motor Show, held at Lulworth Castle, raised a record £29,828.44.

The event welcomed over 6,000 members of the public through the gates, making it the most successful Motor Show to date.

Significant sponsorship played a crucial role in the event’s success.

Dorset Blind Association said its heartfelt thanks went to Blue Sky Financial Planning and Daizun Investments.

The Motor Show featured a stunning array of cars, from vintage classics to modern supercars, and included over 60 stallholders offering a variety of products.

Attendees enjoyed live performances from the Rock Choir, Miss Lisa Locarno, the Bournemouth Carnival Band (AKA ‘The Spiderman Band’), and The Land Girls.

Children’s entertainment, provided by Jamie Jigsaw, included shows, circus workshops, and stilt-walking, ensuring fun for the entire family.

Sam said: “The positive feedback has been incredible, and we are already receiving inquiries about next year’s event.

“The funds raised will make a significant impact on our ability to continue providing essential services to those living with sight loss in Dorset.”

  • Images courtesy of Yuugen Visuals.

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