Fundraiser event brings community together
As we slipped indistinguishably from a constrained Christmas to what felt like the longest January on record, the historic motoring community remained in isolation at home, for the protection of ourselves, the vulnerable, and those working in the NHS.
Following the success of two events in 2020 and a RAC Historic Award, Classics for Carers is back for 2021! The March event is focused on NHS well-being and mental health, aiming to raise £13,000, which would provide an NHS well-being pod – a quiet restorative space for staff.
The National Stay At Home Motor Show is once again inviting classic car and bike enthusiasts, clubs, and businesses to exhibit a nation-wide show of appreciation for NHS carers and their sustained effort over what is now a year of living with the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting on the event’s return, organiser Nick Chivers said:
“In May and June of last year, we hosted two charity at-home motor shows, raising £17,500 for NHS Charities Together, providing much needed resources for NHS staff. Numerous mini motor shows on people’s driveways gave classic car and bike enthusiasts a chance to put their passion on show and fundraise for a national cause. We are honoured to have been voted 2020 winner of a Royal Automobile Club Historic Award, in the category of Motoring Spectacle. A true testament to everyone who supported the events of 2020.”
As social distancing measures remain in place for at least the beginning of 2021, the motoring and motorsport sector has endured a prolonged period of cancelled meetings and it is unknown when we will see a return of in-person classic car and bike events.
Classics for Carers provides a live motor show, where attendees from all over the UK and further afield, can shine and share their pride and joy at home, and join the event online through social media. The collective efforts of the national motor show are streamed live on the Classics for Carers Facebook Group, Instagram, and Twitter channels.
Fundraising towards the March 2021 target is drawn from generous donations from participants and spectators (including those passing by on their permitted daily exercise) and from the sale of event specific rally plates and stickers (where all profits go to the charity).
Classics for Carers is an entirely charitable event, with funds raised being donated to NHS Charities Together, the membership organisation representing, supporting and championing National Health Service (NHS) charities across the UK.
For further information and joining instructions, head here.