2nd June 2015

Enjoy the thrills of classic car event

Shelsley Walsh James Hyslop of The Replacement Service and Lizzie Brazier of St Richard's

A superb range of classic, vintage and sporting vehicles will be driving up the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb and on display for visitors to admire on Saturday, 20th June in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the open classic car event and family fun day in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, at the oldest motorsport track in the world.

Lizzie Brazier from St Richard’s Hospice said, “It promises to be a great family day out: for just £5 per car spectators can come and enjoy stalls, a BBQ, live music, activities for children and the wonderful array of motorcars. We are very grateful to The Replacement Service for organising the event which will raise funds to help us care for our patients and support their families.”

There will be a £20 charge for static display classic cars. Anyone interested in displaying a vehicle for the day please contact Lizzie Brazier 01905 763963 or visit www.strichards.org.uk/Event/shelsley for more information.

Shelsley summer solsticeShelsley Walsh Hill Climb is a purpose built motor sport venue which was first used in 1905 and to this day is the oldest, operational motor sport venue in the world. This famous track was founded by the Midlands Automobile Club, who organise track days and popular events.

It featured the first motor sport outside broadcast with the innovations continuing through more than 100 years of continuous improvement. With this reputation, it has attracted many visitors, car clubs and has held a variety of competitions.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.