Classic car run to Devon Country Fayre at Filleigh

MORE than 100 classic and sports cars of the North Devon Classic Run will be joining the dogs, shepherds and sheep of the English National Sheepdog Trials and Devon Country Fayre at Castle Hill in Filleigh this August. The Trials and Fayre at the home o

MORE than 100 classic and sports cars of the North Devon Classic Run will be joining the dogs, shepherds and sheep of the English National Sheepdog Trials and Devon Country Fayre at Castle Hill in Filleigh this August.The Trials and Fayre at the home of the Earl and Countess of Arran runs from Friday, August 21 until Sunday, August 23 and will be raising money for the North Devon Hospice.The car run, always a popular favourite and a supporter of the hospice, will be held on the Sunday, with cars departing from Hartland Abbey, by kind permission of Sir Hugh and Lady Stucley. They will arrive at Castle Hill throughout the afternoon from mid-day onwards.This year the run will be sponsored by Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple, whose Dealer Principal, Janet Jones, said: "Ours is a name synonymous with the motor trade in North Devon in each of the last four decades, so we are delighted to sponsor this year's North Devon Classic. "All at Devonshire Motors are proud to offer continued support to North Devon Hospice as we recognise its invaluable contribution in the community and are committed to help ensure its continued existence for future generations."The cars will not be arriving in convoy due to a staggered start time and on arrival they will park up in a beautiful spot below Castle Hill, overlooking the fayre and sheepdog trials. The route will take in the stunning North Devon coast, countryside, wild moor and villages.Hospice trustee Dr Eric Holmes has taken part in this event in his 1954 MG TF - named "Sweet 17" - for the last three years."This great event is the perfect excuse to get out and about and enjoy North Devon and see so many wonderful classic and sports cars at once,” he said.“Although we won’t be breaking any speed limits we look forward to an early arrival to sample the delights of the English National Sheepdog Trials and Devon Country Fayre, and the complimentary cream tea!"Hospice fundraiser, Emma Lowe added: "We are still welcoming entries and owners can choose from either a 60-mile or 80-mile route, both starting from Hartland Abbey and thence onto Castle Hill. "We value the support of the community so much and this event is another way of raising vital funds in a way that many can enjoy. It is anticipated the North Devon Classic will help us raise �5,000. This would run all seven beds on our Bedded Unit for more than two days! For those who are yet to enter it's really simple to do so; either call me at the hospice on (01271) 347213 or download your application form from our website at www.northdevonhospice.org.uk "Tickets for the English National Sheepdog Trials and Devon Country Fayre are available in advance at �8 per adult, with under 16’s free, from from www.ticketzone.co.uk.


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