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Revving Up for a Bigger and Better 2024 Classic Cars at Hesslewood Event

Hesslewood Office Park is gearing up for another automotive extravaganza as it announces the return of the Classic Cars at Hesslewood charity event on Sunday 18th August 2024, from 10 am until 3pm. Building on the roaring success of previous years, this is the 4th event of its kind and aims to provide an even greater celebration of classic vehicles, family entertainment, and community spirit.

 

Whether you are a vintage vehicle fan or not, with so many attractions and activities to enjoy, this 100% not-for-profit fundraiser is a day out for the whole family to take part in. The line-up of attractions so far includes:


  • Spectacular Vehicle Displays: Feast your eyes on a stunning collection of classic cars, motorcycles, and supercars.

  • Delicious Food and Drink: Indulge in a variety of culinary delights and refreshing beverages from local vendors.

  • Live Music: Enjoy live music from The Peacekeeperz.

  • Family Fun and Games: Keep the whole family entertained with attractions including a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, Nerf arena, trampolines, face painting, birds of prey, lawn games, Humber Rescue lifeboat, Humber Fire Service engine, and more!

  • Stalls and Raffles: Browse through an assortment of stalls from local businesses offering unique crafts, merchandise, and the chance to win exciting prizes in raffles.



Classic Cars at Hesslewood event leaflet

Hesslewood Charitable Causes Fund

Organised and hosted by Hesslewood Charitable Causes Fund (HCCF) who are proud to have supported over 20 local causes, charities, and volunteer-led facilities, raising over £140,000 in the last 10 years. The 2024 Classic Cars at Hesslewood event aims to continue this legacy, uniting the community in passion and altruism.

 

Last year's event surpassed all expectations for footfall and funds raised; the grounds of Hesslewood Office Park transformed into a mesmerising display of classic cars, motorcycles, supercars, and modified vehicles. Brooklands Property Holdings CEO, Debbie Barbor, said “Last year we welcomed record footfall of nearly 1000 visitors to Hesslewood Office Park, and we hope to see that same local support this year as we look to support a very special local project.”

 

If you live or work in or around Hessle, you might be familiar with the Hesslewood Office Park signage that stands proudly at the entrance to the estate; a development of grade 2 listed and newly built offices set within 10 acres of landscaped parkland. This stunning setting, with the Humber Bridge as a backdrop, is where this car rally is hosted each year.

 

“We are really proud of our team and the work that takes place in the lead up to these events, and in supporting fantastic causes. This year we are supporting a specific project for North Ferriby Riding for The Disabled.” said Debbie.


brown adult horse stood in a field. Person hand shown stroking the horse
Meeting the animals at North Ferriby Riding for the Disabled

North Ferriby Riding for the Disabled

This is a self-funded, volunteer-led charity that serves as a therapy centre. The centre provides individuals of all ages and disabilities with opportunities to interact with horses and ponies and learn to ride. This includes SEND children, families living with disabilities, and extends to children that have been excluded from school.

 

The therapy offered through this interaction has proven beneficial, improving participants' confidence, skillset, emotional wellbeing, balance, flexibility, and coordination.


The project: all-weather arena structure

The centre would benefit greatly by being able to offer year-round riding and lessons. The centre faces considerable issues with cancellations, during times of poor weather or extreme heat, as the arena is so open to the elements. The rescheduling of cancelled services places further strain on their already lengthy waiting list. A roof over the arena would allow the charity to offer much more consistency, benefiting the community, the families and the charity volunteers.


The project comes at a cost of £90,000-£100,000, and is very much a collaborative effort, with HCCF and other local business being heavily involved in the planning and construction of the project, donating funds, and volunteering labour, materials, and expertise.

Having visited the centre many times now, HCCF believe that RDA North Ferriby is more than just a charity; it is a community that makes a significant difference in the lives of countless individuals. The proposed structure is not a ‘nice-to-have’ for the centre, it is now an essential provision that will make every difference to their continued community impact, and this is why this year’s event funds will be donated entirely to the project.


a number of classic cars ina car park, with buildings in the background and a crowd of visiitors admiring the displays
Crowds admiring some of the vehicles on display at the 2023 Classic Cars at Hesslewood charity event

Join the 2024 family fun!

Visitor entry to the 2024 event is £3 for individuals or £10 for a family ticket. These can be bought in advance or on the gate.

 

For those wanting to display their classic vehicle, there is a £5 charitable donation if booked in advance (£10 on the day). Exhibitor tickets can be purchased online and includes entry for driver and passengers.

 

The 2023 event saw vehicle exhibitors showcasing the artistry and engineering of bygone eras. Attendees marvelled at meticulously restored automobiles, each narrating a unique story of motoring history, and the feedback from families attending exhibitors was overwhelmingly positive.

 

Peter Barbor, the Hesslewood Charitable Causes Fund chairman, explained how his long-held passion for classic cars inspired the event, and added “Our previous Classic Car Rallies, in association with East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club, have attracted over 100 classic car and super car exhibitors, from all over the region, which is just fantastic to see! Last year we had the Humber Rescue boat, a Humberside Fire engine, and even a vintage tank, for families to explore” he said.


a red classic car, pictured from the drivers side with its bonnet raised
Exhibitor feedback from the 2023 Classic Cars at Hesslewood charity event

Thank you to our corporate sponsors

Our heartfelt thanks to the generosity of our 2024 event sponsors: McClarrons Insurance, Cranswick Plc, Spire Healthcare, PPH Commercial, Sheilds, UK Fisheries, Seagold, The Garage Grimsby, Devine Law with BG Solicitors, and Boston Energy.


Let's be social!

As the excitement builds for this year's event, follow the Hesslewood Charitable Causes Fund’s social media pages, or visit the website to keep up with the latest news:

 

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Birds of prey at the 2023 event, along with positive testimonial from attendee and vehicle exhibitor
Testimonial from classic car exhibitor and visiting family

 

It is what we CAN do that counts!

 

Join your community on Sunday 18th August at Hesslewood Office Park, HU130LH, for a day filled with classic cars and family fun. Riding for the Disabled work on the mantra of ‘It’s what you CAN do that counts’, and HCCF feel strongly that - with collective efforts - we can all make the project’s plans a reality for this North Ferriby charity and the communities it serves.

 

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