The Birches Vintage & Classic Car Club recently held two fantastic fundraising events for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, raising a magnificent £14,600 this year.
The club held a Classic Car Event at The Birches as well as a Big Country Night at the Seagoe Hotel, to raise vital funds for the Hospice’s specialist palliative care work across the country.
The Car Club has already confirmed its date for the Vintage Car and Classic Car Rally for this year on July 1 at The Birches, and plans are currently being finalised for the return of ‘The Big Country Night’ in March 2024.
John Wilson MBE, Chair of Birches Vintage & Classic Car Club, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting NI Hospice with these two events, which were well attended, hugely successful and great craic in support of a great cause!
“The Birches Vintage & Classic Car Club has been supporting the NI Children’s Hospice since 2014 and has raised an incredible total of £91,906 for the charity so far.
“The Hospice’s work in our local communities is invaluable, and we’re proud to be playing our own role in helping this amazing cause.”
John handed over the cheque for £14,600 to Vivien Jess, Chair of the NI Hospice Banbridge Support Group and Fiona Borkowski, NI Hospice Community Fundraiser.
Lauren Doherty, Interim Director at NI Hospice, added: “I want to take the opportunity to thank Birches Vintage & Classic Car Club for their amazing fundraising efforts. Their wonderful ongoing support is very much appreciated and will help us continue caring for thousands of babies, children and adults with life-threatening and life-limiting illness every year.”