SOUTH East Vintage and Machinery Club made a generous donation to Tullow Day Care Centre recently following a successful vintage rally held earlier this year.
The presentation of a cheque for €5,000 pushes the total donated by the club to the centre to €40,000 and that is not counting charitable donations made to other organisations by the club throughout the year.
Once again, the annual rally was a great success attracting vintage cars, tractors, trucks, motorcycles, as well as seven steam engines from all over Ireland.
According to the club’s secretary Hamish Bain, apart from the display of vintage motors, there was all commercial trade stands that gave vintage motor enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase that all-elusive spar part.
“It was really a great success,” said Hamish.
“We were delighted with the attendance and the way everything went off on the day, but the most important thing was that we were able to present a cheque for €5,000 to Tullow Day Care Centre.”
According to Hamish, the club’s donation to the local day care centre comes from the proceeds of the event after expenses and running costs are deducted from the gate receipts.
Apart from the annual vintage rally, South East Vintage and Machinery Club hold two auto jumbles throughout the year.