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Rally & Run raises record amount for charity!

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The second annual running of the Lessian Motors Ilkley Rally and Run raised a record amount for its chosen beneficiary, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

On the day, participants drove their vintage, classic, and performance cars over 100 miles of the Yorkshire Dales’ most remote and challenging roads. Along with a small entry fee and the sale of food and drink, the event raised over £1,200 for charity.

Commenting on the success of the second Ilkley Rally and Run, Gerard Simpson, Director of Ilkley’s Lessian Motors and organiser of the run said: “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals.

“It’s a very worthy cause, so we are delighted to have already raised such an amount. I would like to thank everyone who helped make the run a great success, including all the people who helped organise the event, and the participants who gave up their time and money for such a worthy cause. We are already planning next year’s event and looking forward to an even better Ilkley Rally and Run in summer 2017.”

A great turnout for Ilkley’s Rally & Run!

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Raising funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, over 90 cars turned out for last Sunday’s Ilkley Rally and Run, organised by Lessian Motors of Ilkley.

On the day, participants drove their vintage, classic, and performance cars over 100 miles of the Yorkshire Dales’ most remote and challenging roads – raising over £1,200 for charity.

Starting at 9.30 am, participants gathered at Ilkley Rugby club to sign-on and receive their route instructions. Navigating their way to Kettlewell, where a much needed refuel for the drivers and passengers saw traditional Yorkshire food consumed at the historic Blue Bell Inn.

After lunch, the route looped back to Ilkley via Hawes and Malham. The day ended with successful completion of the run by all the cars entered, returning to the Ilkley Rugby Club, where drivers and passengers enjoyed a BBQ and live music into the early evening from local bands Bullfrog Jones, Don O’Conner Band and Valkyrie.

Commenting on the success of the Rally and Run, Gerard Simpson, Director of Ilkley’s Lessian Motors and organiser of the run said: “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals. It’s a very worthy cause, so we are delighted to have raised such a great amount. Donations are still coming in from the day, so we hope to increase the initial sum raised!

“I would like to thank everyone who helped make the run a great success, including all the people who helped organise the event, and the participants who gave up their time and money for such a worthy cause. With the excellent feedback we’ve had from the drivers this year, we’re really looking forward to next year’s Ilkley Rally and Run.”

Click here to find out more about the 2016 Rally & Run.

Charity Ilkley Rally & Run

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On Saturday 1st August, Lessian Motors is inviting customers to enjoy an afternoon drive around North Yorkshire, to celebrate Yorkshire day and raise funds for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals. Lessian customers can support this worthy cause by entering their vintage, classic, or performance car for the run, and enjoy a great day out into the bargain!

Commencing at 11:00am from Ilkley Rugby Club, the picturesque route will take in the best of the stunning Yorkshire Dales – parts of which featured in the route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart.

On completion of the run, participating cars will return to Ilkley Rugby Club to enjoy a BBQ and live music – which will continue into the evening.

Drivers who prefer not to participate in the run can instead park their vehicles on The Grove, Ilkley, and soak-up the carnival atmosphere while the run takes place.

To find out more about the event and how you can support it, Lessian Motors can be contacted on Ilkley 01943 608355 or entrants can download an Entry Form at www.ilkleyrallyandrun.co.uk