18th Aug  - The Citizen Milton Keynes

Wheels in motion for tsunami hospital fund

CAR enthusiasts got their motors running and turned out in force to take part in a charity show on Sunday and helped raise 1,250 for survivors of the Asian tsunami.

At its peak, more-than 120 cars were on display at the classic car show event at Stockwell Farm, Eggington, and visitor numbers tipped the 350 mark.

Town Mayor Cllr Mark Freeman went along for the ride and officially jump-started the event.

A selection of military vehicles were also on show and many scooped up raffle tickets to stand a chance of driving around in a Ferrari for a day.

Organiser James Nash said: "It was a great day and we had so many people asking us when the next one would be! We are very grateful to everyone who came along and to the volunteers, including car owners, who stepped up to help on the day."

 TOWN MAYOR Cllr Mark Freeman at the wheel during Sundays classic car show at Eggington

All monies raised will go to the charity, Children Hospital Tsunami Appeal Fund (CHTAF) set up by former Leighton GP, Tushara Wickaramanayaka, to build a children's hospital in her home town in Sri Lanka which was one of the worst hit areas in the Boxing Day disaster.