A charity providing care for sick and terminally ill children has raised more than £1,600 from an event at a Shropshire school.

Ellesmere College hosted its first ever classic car show in aid of Hope House at the weekend and it’s already set to return next year as the event was a huge success.

Seventy-four classic and vintage vehicles registered before the day, with many more guests attending the rally on Saturday, June 2. It proved so popular that the entry list had to be closed early.

The winning car belonged to Anthony Madden, of Ellesmere - a Ford Anglia 105E saloon registered in 1968.

Stephen Mullock, assistant head at Ellesmere College, said: “We were overwhelmed at the number of registrations and were pleased to see so many people enjoying the event, which

we had fantastic weather for.

“The cars began the rally in Market Drayton and made their way to us at the College, where we also had our National Art Exhibition taking place so something on offer to keep everyone


“We are very proud to have raised so much for Hope House, which is a vital service for children and their families in Shropshire and the surrounding counties.

“Thank you to the organisers including our teacher Julie Kirk and Shropshire MG car club member David Sear, as well as Furrows of Oswestry which sponsored the event and all the volunteers for helping with refreshments and marshalling.”

David Sear added: “Our Classics at the College event was a huge success.

“There was a lot of interest and it was a wonderful day, a great opportunity for enthusiasts to get together and show their vehicles.

“We had many members of the public there too to appreciate the beauty of the cars and help to raise money for such an important local charity.

“Ellesmere College was a great setting and we hope to repeat the event next year.”