The organisers of a popular classic vehicle show in Brean have this week presented hundreds of pounds to a life-saving air ambulance charity.

The Beachside Classic Vehicle show is held every June at Beachside Holiday Park in the resort and this year it raised a superb £816 for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.

The team from Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club, who organise the event, have gathered to hand over the funds this week.

The club’s Rob Coombes told “The Beachside Classic Vehicle show has become a very popular event, with this year’s show featuring over 150 classics of all shapes and sizes.”

“It also included two miniature steam engines, which were on view for the public to come and take a look at.”

“Live music was supplied in the out door bandstand courtesy of Daft Folk which proved very popular with the large crowd that had gathered in the warm summer sunshine.”

“This was only broken by the arrival of a genuine WW2 Supermarine Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This flypast has become a regular a very popular addition for this show and also its larger sister show in August at the Morganians Rugby Club in Bridgwater.”

“Next year’s Beachside show is well and truly in the planning with many vehicles already booked to attend. The Spitfire has also been requested again but is still subject to conformation.”

“The date for next year is Sunday 9th June 2019 with the gates opening at 10am and best of all its totally free to enter, parking is very limited on site but for a small charge additional parking can be had on the beach adjacent to the site, with good access from all sides.”

Dave, Sue and Vic from the Sundowner Cafe at Beachside Holiday Park in Brean expressed their thanks to Rob for organising the show and to all the members of the Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club for their help on the day, and also to all their staff and wonderful customers for making the day the success that it was, and for their efforts in helping to raise £816 for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.

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