Thousands visited Lulworth Castle last weekend to support Dorset Blind Association’s annual Motor Show which took place on Sunday 12th May. This hugely successful and well attended event showcased over 180 cars in the motor display and welcomed over 3,000 general public visitors, raising an incredible £8,285.70 for the local sight loss charity!
This prestigious event, now in its fifth year was held within the picturesque Lulworth Estate courtesy of James Weld DL, who is the charity’s President.
The event set motorists out on a 20 mile tour around the Dorset countryside, following in convoy, before returning to Lulworth to display their beautiful motors at the Castle Showground. The event saw thousands of local supporters, holiday makers and car enthusiasts descend on the Castle throughout the day, creating an incredible community buzz.
The Lulworth Castle Motor Show was open to the public free of charge and had something for all ages to enjoy; a range of local stalls selling handmade goods and local produce, entertainment from the Gugge Band, a kids area with bouncy castle, face painting and an exclusive visit from the ever popular Peppa Pig!
Attendees enjoyed relaxing in the afternoon sun with refreshments from The Fizz Tin, Hitch n Hop, The Heavenly Crepe, The Falafel Den and Dorset Catering Services, who also supplied the refreshments before the Dorset Tour to the car owners.
Jan Jones, event attendee and owner of The Fizz Tin, said, ‘What a perfect day! We felt so lucky to be involved once again with this magnificent car show. An excellent turnout! The visitors seemed to love the new food and refreshment area too, enhanced by the beautiful weather and backdrop of Lulworth Castle. Incredibly well organised, with the friendliest charity staff and volunteers! Congratulations on a wonderful event for the most worthwhile of causes.’
To find out more information about Dorset Blind Association and future events, please visit their website www.dorsetblind.org.uk.