Four local charities have benefited from a £4,000 share-out, the proceeds of the recent Eckington VIRTUAL Classic Car & Bike Show 2020 organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield.
The money raised by kind sponsors, generous donors, along with a top up by Chesterfield Rotary Club, means each charity has received £1,000 each. The four charities are:- Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The Elm Foundation (supporting domestic abuse victims), and Weston Park Cancer Charity.
This innovative online event was organised by the Satellite Group of younger members of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield to replace the usual annual event, which takes place each June at Renishaw Hall, but had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
Chairman of the organising committee, Andrew Thompson, said, ‘We switched to an online event so we could at least raise something this year for our nominated charities as they have been so severely restricted in fund-raising due to the coronavirus pandemic.’
He added: ‘The date has already been fixed for next year’s charity fund-raising live event when the 2021 Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show will be held at Renishaw Hall on Wednesday 9 June 2021, and we are also delighted to announce that there will also be the exciting addition of the virtual online show running parallel to the main event – basically the best of both worlds.’