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.