Following the disappointment last year of having to cancel the 18th annual classic car run due to covid restrictions, Uckfield lions were pleased and relieved to be able to proceed with this year’s important fund raising event.

Although overcast the morning was dry and warm as the cars assembled at the Half way house Isfield for Tea coffee and biscuits and the renewal of past friendships and memories.

Unfortunately as a result of the fuel shortage a few cars of the 114 cars that had registered were unable to attend. However despite the limitations’ a great array of vehicles’ dating back to the glory days of British manufacturing, proceeded on the drive to Battle through the scenic Sussex countryside. Stopping at the Powder mills in Battle for coffee, then returning to the start.

Once vehicles and owners had returned, the Uckfield Lions wives, Graham lion’s in house chef along with Lions friends provided a Bar b que for nearly 240 people followed by various fruit crumbles, just in time the sun came to help celebrate the gathering.

The proceeds of the day around £2600 will go to two charities locally that support children and young people who live with physical and social difficulties, Phab see and Kids count, both groups have suffered through Covid with depleting funds over the last 18 months and an increased demand for their services . Uckfield lions would like to thank Mel and Rowan at the Halfway house for the use of their and pub and for all the support and help over past years. Thanks also to Aworth Survey Consultants for providing the route maps, enabling the safe return of cars and drivers L J Thorne for road signage .Bishops the butchers for the excellent burgers and sausages .Caster hire services for use of their equipment and Powder mills for providing us with the comfort break