MUVVC Raises Over £17,000 for Asthma UK
The annual Vintage Tractor and Car Trek was again organised by the members of the Mid-Ulster Vintage Vehicles Club. This year the charity to benefit was Asthma UK.
The majority of funds collected in any given year are from sponsorship and once again the highest collector was Jim Scott MBE who collected an amazing £12,180 on his sponsor card.
Next highest was Dennis Bell who collected £500 and Gary Borland with £330.
At the monthly September meeting Dominic Marshall (chairman) and Gary Borland (trek organiser) handed over the sum of £17,000 to Anne Canavan and Dr Auriel Musnier of Asthma UK.
The shield for the highest collector was awarded to Jim Scott.
Gary Borland, on behalf of the trek organisers, thanked the Charity for their effort in preparation of the trek. Thanks went to those who provided sponsorship including Mid Ulster Cars, JK Coaches, Cloane Construction and Drummullan Service Station and also to those who provided meals in Dungannon and Ballygawley.
Gary also thanked all the collectors, Sidney Scott chairman of the trek for his help, Maurice Rea Snr, Maurice Rea Jnr and Bert McLean for leading the trek, all club members and marshals for their support and Guy Kirkpatrick for hosting the convoy on the Friday stop-over. Finally, a huge thanks was given to Michael McKeown club treasurer for all his hard work.
Commemorative trays were handed out to all drivers and shields for being the highest collector (boxes), lady participant and best tractor were presented to Thomas McKenna, Helen Glasgow and Nathan Rea respectively.
Including the magnificent sum raised this year of £17,000, the club to date has contributed an overwhelming £484,000 to various charities since its first tractor trek in 1977.
Pictured at the hand over of the cheque recently are:
Front Row (l–r): Anne Canavan (Asthma UK), Dominic Marshall (Club Chairman) and Dr Auriel Musnier (Asthma UK)
Back Row (l –r): Nathan Rea (Andy Kane Shield recipient), Thomas McKenna (Charity Collector), Helen Glasgow (Armstrong Shield) and Gary Borland (Trek Organiser).