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Bury Mini Club raises hundreds on Suffolk Run drive to Aldeburgh




Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'..Pictured: Chris Denny and family with his 50th birthday present - a 1982 Mini Van 95 ...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.. (9317928)
Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'..Pictured: Chris Denny and family with his 50th birthday present - a 1982 Mini Van 95 ...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.. (9317928)

On the day of the London Marathon, 50 Mini drivers tested their classic cars on a 65-mile rally.

Bury Mini Club raised a record total for charity in their eleventh Suffolk Run on Sunday from Ram Meadow car park to Aldeburgh on the coast.

Organiser Richard Mortlock said: “It was a little bit damp, but we had 50 cars on the run. One or two broke down along the way, but that’s what happens with Minis!”

Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'..Pictured: Colin Daultrey with his 1984 Mini 25...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9318003)
Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'..Pictured: Colin Daultrey with his 1984 Mini 25...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9318003)

All but around five of the fleet were old style Minis, the oldest dating back to 1960. A Mini van belonging to Les Winkworth was voted best in show.

Mayor of Aldeburgh John Digby, himself a Mini enthusiast, welcomed the cars into town.

Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9318779)
Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9318779)

Mr Mortlock said £950 was raised, to be split between three charities: East Anglian Air Ambulance, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service and Aldeburgh United Charities.

He continued: “It was quite amazing to raise that kind of money.

“Minis will be around for a long time yet, there are lots of runs being organised by clubs like ours.”

Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9318067)
Bury Mini Club 'Suffolk Run'...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9318067)

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