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07 Jul 2022

Classic car show to return to County Derry this weekend

Classic car show to return to County Derry this weekend

The Eglinton Classic Car Show takes place this weekend.

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are delighted to be chosen as this year’s benefiting charity for the Annual Eglinton Classic Car Club this weekend.

The show kicks off on Sunday, June 19 at 11am at City of Derry Rugby Club after being postponed for the previous two years.

Joanne Smith, Community Fundraising Officer at Cancer Focus NI said: “We are so excited to be at the Eglinton Classic Car Show this Sunday – it is great to be back at events like this and raising money for Cancer Focus NI’s vital services. The last two years have been difficult for all of us and it is nice to finally get a bit of normality back.”

“Covid-19 had a devastating impact on Cancer Focus NI and our services with fundraising events being limited, postponed or even cancelled. 95% of our funding comes from events like this and the kind donations of the general public. Covid-19 is also creating more issues for cancer patients: treatments have been delayed, cancer screening services paused, and diagnostic clinics cancelled. Not to mention the anxiety, stress and loneliness that patients and their families might have felt and may still be feeling.” 

A spokesperson for the club said: “Eglinton Classic Club are delighted to be hosting their first classic show since 2019. We have been helping local charities raise funds for over 20 years. We have raised over £110,000 which has all gone to helping members of our community when they need it most. Like so many other things in life we had to postpone the last two years events due to Covid. We had chosen Cancer Focus NI as our charity for the 2020 show and when we had to cancel that we decided to have them as our charity of choice again as soon as we could resume our annual show.”

“We are fulfilling that commitment this year and our show is taking place at the City of Derry Rugby Club grounds on Judges Road on Sunday 19th June. Special thanks to our event sponsors, Browne & Day Ford dealer in Claudy for their continuing support for our efforts. We have a real family day planned with a prize filled raffle, music, dancing, stalls and of course the stars of the shows, the classic vehicles themselves. We have hosted 100’s of vehicles every year including older cars, vans, lorries along with tractors and motorbikes. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the show and hopefully welcome many new exhibitors to Judges Road on Sunday. Classic vehicles should arrive from 11;00am on Sunday. Members of the public should arrive from around 1;00 pm. Full details are available on our club website Eglintonclassicclub.co.uk

"It is sure to be a great day so why not get the whole family down to City of Derry Rugby Club for a great family day out – we look forward to seeing you there."

Anyone who has concerns about cancer can speak to a specialist nurse on the Cancer Focus NI free Helpline, 0800 783 3339.

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