Car show raised £600 for gardens

(l-r) Leslie Van Egmond presents best in car show trohpy to Nigel Atkins watched by Cassandra Abbott at Markwick Gardens Car Show, St Leonards 09-09-12
(l-r) Leslie Van Egmond presents best in car show trohpy to Nigel Atkins watched by Cassandra Abbott at Markwick Gardens Car Show, St Leonards 09-09-12

A GROUP of car enthusiasts proved they had the right gear to help raise money for the upkeep of local gardens.

Dozens of cars rolled into Markwick Gardens in St Leonards to help raise money for the Gardens Association.

Cars from the 1930s to the 1990s were on display helping raise £600 toward the upkeep of the gardens.

A Riley 9 March Special built in 1933 and owned by John Busbridge took the exhibitors prize.

Nigel Atkins took the public vote with his 1960 Austin Metropolitan Convertible.

The money was raised from a barbecue, raffle and cake store at the event held on September 9. Music was provided by Leslie Van Egmond and Cassandra Abbott.

Association chairman Dulcie Van Egmond said: “We must thank everyone who attended to support us.

“It was the second year we have run it and we use the funds to help pay for plants, fencing and general maintenance of the gardens.”