Bury Mini Club raises hundreds on Suffolk Run drive to Aldeburgh
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!”
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.
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.”