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 for the whole family 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 is being finalised, but includes the vehicle displays, food and drink, live music, inflatables, stalls, raffles, and games.
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.
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 £80,000, 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.
Join the 2024 family fun!
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.
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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.