Classic car show planned for charity

Several owners of classical cars are planning a mini car show next month in order to raise money for Hounslow Foodbox, a local food charity.

The event, which is the first of its kind, will take place on Sunday 5 July on Homefield Road, starting at 11.00am, finishing at 1.00pm. It will showcase a selection of vintage vehicles from the 1940s up to the 1990s.

Howard Sharp, one of the event organisers, told The Chiswick Calendar:

“We want to try to raise money and awareness, so we’re planning an event. We’ve got a few people with classic cars from brands such as Porsche from the 1970s, Daimler from 1960s, MG from the 1940s, a Mini from the early 90s, a Volkswagen Beetle convertible from the 1970s, and possibly one or two other cars.”

“We’ll be displaying by the garages at the top of Homefield Road, where it meets the Chiswick High Road,  and what we want to do is get the people to come and pay a donation, say £5 per person, to come and have a look around the cars and have a socially distanced chat with us or they could just bring a simple bag of food to contribute.”

Food charity sees sevenfold increase in demand

The charity, which is based in Brentford, provides emergency food and support and advice to those who are in need and live in LB Hounslow.

Since the pandemic has taken hold, Hounslow Foodbox has seen a substantial increase in referrals. At the beginning of April, there were as many referrals received in one week as in two months last year which almost exhausted the charity’s food stores completely.

Now more than ever, they are relying on the kindness of the community in order to fulfil referrals to help those less fortunate by donating their time, money or food during this crisis.

If you would like more information about Hounslow FoodBox, or would like to make a donation, you can view to their website here:

hounslowfoodbox.org.uk

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