Car show organisers are giving Dorset lifesavers a lift.

The trustees of the Sherborne Classic and Supercars Show say the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is its headline charity for this year.

The prestigious event held at Sherborne Castle this weeekend is renowned for its fundraising efforts, after raising £130,000 over the past four years which has benefitted a range of local and national charities.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, launched in 2000, provides relief from sickness and injury to the people in the local area and to date has flown more than 12,500 missions.

Its airbase is situated at Henstridge Airfield and the charity relies on the generosity of the public to help fund and sustain the great work it does.

Nigel Young, Chairman of Trustees for the Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show, said: “We selected the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance because of their remarkable services, providing rapid-response emergency medical care in our local area, including to motorists in need of urgent assistance.

"Their funding requirements are truly substantial and we’re pleased to be able to make a contribution.”

Lara Battersby, Communications Officer for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance said: “Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is delighted to have been selected as the Headline Charity for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show.

"The charity operates 365 days a year and with each mission costing approximately £3,000, we are grateful to receive support from events such as this. We wish the event organisers and all those who attend the show a fantastic event.”

The Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show is regarded as one of the premier classic and supercar shows in the south of England.

More than 2,000 vehicles will be exhibited including vintage, classic, rally, race, supercars, American, custom and hot rods. There will be more than 150 trade, craft and autojumble stands plus a Charterhouse car auction, live music in the catering village, amusements for children and beautiful picnic places.

The show is on Sunday, July 15 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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