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Orpington classic car show roaring success after raising £7,500

PUBLISHED: 09:24 16 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:24 16 September 2013

Organisers were delighted with the turnout and the money raised

Organisers were delighted with the turnout and the money raised

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Organisers of an inaugural charity classic car show are delighted with proceeds of more than £7,500.

A steam engine was among the star attractions at the show. Pic by Keith Larby.A steam engine was among the star attractions at the show. Pic by Keith Larby.

About 1,800 people went to Tripes Farm in Chelsfield Lane, Orpington, where 400 cars, bikes, buses and even a steam engine were on display.

Spectators were entertained by parades from motoring groups including the Kent Kit Car Club, Paintscrapers, the MX5 Club and SERV Kent Blood Bikes.

The show, on September 8, was organised by Harris HospisCare, in Tregony Road, Orpington, which cares for seriously ill people in the borough.

Hospice supporters Reptile Events also paid a visit, bringing snakes and lizards for people to handle.

Even a little rain didn't deter the crowdsEven a little rain didn't deter the crowds

Hospice fundraising manager, Christine Davies, said: “We had no idea how many people would come along to this new event so we have been amazed at the numbers.

“Early indications are we have raised at least £7,500, which is amazing. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone involved and we look forward to bringing the event back bigger and better next year.”

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