Boost for funds set up in memory of Thurston mum killed by Swine Flu

Classic car run ends at The White Horse in Beyton, raising money for the Sarah Aplin charity.    The girls with the collection buckets.   Left to right -  Lauren Godfrey, Steph Lee, Sophie Goodwin, Amanda Cooper, Beth Noble and Danielle Ashford.
Classic car run ends at The White Horse in Beyton, raising money for the Sarah Aplin charity. The girls with the collection buckets. Left to right - Lauren Godfrey, Steph Lee, Sophie Goodwin, Amanda Cooper, Beth Noble and Danielle Ashford.

Classic cars from across Suffolk helped boost a charity fund in memory of a Thurston mum who died from swine flu.

More than 20 cars took part in the run on Sunday (6), stopping with collection buckets at pubs.

Classic car run ends at The White Horse in Beyton, raising money for the Sarah Aplin charity.    Peter Ashford (right) with his 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet which was chosen as best car by Sarah's daughter Charlotte.  Being presented with the bubbly from White Horse landlord Barry Waterman.

Classic car run ends at The White Horse in Beyton, raising money for the Sarah Aplin charity. Peter Ashford (right) with his 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet which was chosen as best car by Sarah's daughter Charlotte. Being presented with the bubbly from White Horse landlord Barry Waterman.

Despite bad weather, the day raised nearly £640 with proceeds going towards a motion bed for West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, and the ongoing support of Sarah’s three children.

Sarah who was 32, died in January last year two weeks after giving birth to son William. She was the daughter of Jane and Barry Waterman who run The White Horse at Beyton where the run finished.

Friend Eammonn Harvey who organised Sunday’s car run said he is looking to make it an annual event. Sarah’s eldest daughter Charlotte, five, pick a Porsche for the best car award

The pub will hold a live music day on July 28 from 12pm in aid of the hospital’s special care baby unit and Sarah’s children.