Winchester Auto Barn held its third Breakfast Club meeting of the year on Saturday 17th August, attracting hundreds of petrol heads from across Hampshire. Visitors came to meet like-minded motoring enthusiasts and enjoy the eclectic array of classic and sports vehicles on display.
This latest event comes just a month after the successful launch of their new charity music and motoring festival - Winchester Auto Fest, which took place at the garage in July to raise funds for local children’s hospice Naomi House & Jacksplace.
At the Breakfast Club gathering, Niall Holden, founder and creator of Winchester Auto Barn presented Suzie Simmons from Naomi House & Jacksplace with a cheque for £1,000 from proceeds raised at the event. Niall commented: “Supporting the community we operate in is very important to us and we’re delighted to have raised substantial funds for a really worthwhile local charity.”
Suzie Simmons, Head of Regional and Corporate Fundraising at Naomi House & Jacksplace commented: ‘We are incredibly thankful for the support of Winchester Auto Barn. Auto Fest was a fantastic event, thoroughly enjoyed by all, that we were delighted to be part of. Having the support of local companies and the community makes such a difference and enables us to support the region’s most seriously ill children and young adults. £1,000 is a wonderful amount to receive and is enough to fund a weeks’ worth of nursing care for the children staying at Naomi House & Jacksplace on those good days, difficult days and last days.’
The next Breakfast Club meet is on Saturday 21st September from 9am-12pm and all classic marques and enthusiasts are welcome.