Ford rally raises money for youth charity


The Beach Lawns area of Weston-super-Mare looked more like the forecourt of a Ford car dealers showroom this weekend as hundreds of new and classic cars from the historic manufacturer lined the stretch to raise money for a youth carers' charity.

Ford Sport South West were responsible for setting up the meeting, which was held in aid of the North Somerset Crossroads Young Carers group, who are dedicated to providing funds and support for carers under the age of 18 who spend their time looking after loved ones with disabilities, terminal illnesses or substance abuse problems.

Fortunately, the weather stayed dry for the gathering, which allowed those attending to spend the whole day browsing the many great cars that were showcased.

Sarah Kitching, one of the organisers of the successful event, said that between 250 and 300 vehicles that can be found at specialist new and used Ford cars dealers were on display, which helped to raise over £400 for their cause.

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