Charities are beneficiaries of Classics at the Castle 2014

Prostate UK and Parkinson’ s UK each received £7,500 at a cheque presentation at Sherborne Castle on 30th September.

On the morning of Tuesday 30th September Nigel Young, chairman of ‘Classics at the Castle’ and representing the Rotary Clubs of ‘Yeo Vale’ and ‘Sherborne Castles’, presented cheques of £7,500 each to Sam Vieira of Prostate Cancer UK and Zoe Steer of Parkinson’s UK.

The presentations took place in the grounds of Sherborne Castle; these substantial donations were taken from the profits attributable to ‘The Heritage Insurance Classics at the Castle’, Classic and Supercar event held on Sunday 20th July this year.

Stuart Annett (Show Secretary- Classics at the Castle), Keith McGee (Show Adviser and founder of Classics at the Castle), Chris Amey (Sales Manager Westover Sports Cars, Poole), Rosie Biddle (Yeo Vale Rotary Club), Bruce Duncan (President Sherborne Castles Rotary Club), Zoe Steer(Parkinson’s UK), Pat Lynch (Director – Classics at the >Castle), Nigel Young (Chairman – Classics at the Castle), David Trigg (Somerset Prostate Cancer), Sam Vieira (Prostate Cancer UK), Bob Forward (President Yeo Vale Rotary Club)

Sam Vieira of Prostate Cancer UK receives a cheque for £7,500 from Nigel Young

Chairman of ‘Classics at the Castle’ welcomes Sales Manager Chris Amey of Westover Sports Cars sponsors of the Lotus Cars marque feature for the next show on 19th July 2015

In handing over the cheques Nigel Young said:

“I am delighted that the Classics at the Castle Company is able to make such substantial donations to the charities today which have been selected by the two Rotary Clubs.   My sincere thanks go to Sherborne Castle Estates and their staff for hosting the show, to our prime event sponsor Heritage Classic Car Insurance, to Taunton Jaguar sponsors of the 2014 Jaguar marque feature, and to M & J Bowers, Alpha Signs, West Country Cars and Highwood Agricultural Engineers for their support.

This year, the 11th annual show, saw a greater number of vehicles exhibited and visitors than ever before, thank-you to all exhibitors and visitors for making the show such a success. On the day we had some 45 volunteer Rotary members acting as marshals. We really appreciate their work and that of the site services providers who supported us so well both in the build up and during the event. Alongside the impressive Jaguar marque feature display were more than 1500 Classics, Sports and Supercars, Hot Rods and Custom cars all displayed on the beautiful show fields in front of Sherborne Castle; around 7,000 people attended on the day and in the glorious sunshine were able to enjoy both the show and the magnificent house and gardens at Sherborne”

Displayed at the presentation was the new Lotus ‘Evora’ from main dealer Westover Sports Cars of Poole, part of the Westover Group, who are supporting the Lotus marque feature announced for next year’s show to be held on Sunday 19th July 2015.

The new Lotus – Evora – Potent performance, graceful design and 2+2 practicality are perfectly combined in the Evora. The 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine is complemented by the state-of-the-art aluminium bonded chassis to provide a sublime blend of power and balanced handling – vital statistics –3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVTi 24-valve with 6 speed manual transmission:
0-60 mph 4.8 seconds, 0-100 km/h 5.0 seconds, Max speed 163mph (262 km/h)

The Heritage Insurance ‘Classics at the Castle’ is one of the premier Classics and Supercar shows in the South of England. Under new ownership this year profits from the show were donated to charities through Rotary clubs of Yeo Vale & Sherborne Castles.

‘Classics at the Castle’ is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 08819723. Registered Office: The Old Brewhouse, Lower Charlton Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5QE