A local charity pushed the pedal to raise over £3000 with a motor fuelled event. 

Dorset Blind Association hosted its annual Classic Car Show on Sunday at Lulworth Castle

The event, now in its third year, showcased over 80 classic and sports cars, and welcomed hundreds of supporters, holiday makers and car enthusiasts. 

The money raised will help the charity maintain the services it provides for blind and partially sighted people across Dorset. 

The event kicked off as the cars were sent on a 30 mile run around the Dorset countryside before returning to Lulworth to display their motors at the Castle Showground in a free public show. 

There was a selection of local stalls selling crafts and local produce, entertainment throughout the afternoon from a local choir and musicians, along with a kids area with bouncy castle and face painting. Children even received a visit from Peppa Pig.

Visitors relaxed in the afternoon sun with a glass of prosecco from The Fizz Tin and a gourmet burger from Dorset Catering Services, who supplied refreshments to car owners before the Run.

James Weld DL, of the Lulworth Estate, said: “The Dorset Blind Association is a charity I am tremendously proud to support, as did my father and grandfather before me. 

“It is fantastic to see their Classic Car event growing year on year and especially as it is shown off in front of our beloved castle. I know how vital the work of the charity is to help blind and partially sighted people across Dorset. 

“The charity’s small number of dedicated staff and large group of volunteers do a wonderful job and I am always very pleased to be able to help in any way I can”

The charity is nearly is nearly in its 100th year, and receives no fixed funding despite helping around 1,000 people every month, 

The money raised will help to maintain the social and activity clubs which Dorset Blind Association provide to help visually impaired people fight loneliness and isolation. 

The clubs help to stop blind and partially sighted people from feeling forgotten or marginalised. 

Helena Sinclair, Events Fundraiser at Dorset Blind Association, said: “We are so grateful for the public supporting events like this and through that helping us to maintain our services. 

"We are extremely privileged to be able to continue holding the only Classic Car show at Lulworth Castle and it is very exciting seeing this event grow year on year. 

"We are already looking forward to it being even bigger and better next year, as part of our Centenary celebrations.”

This year's car show was sponsored by Imerys and Cre8ive Wisdom.