Following the Committee and members recent decision to donate £500 from club funds to Beaulieu House, The disabled children’s home and overnight respite centre in Newport. On a rare lovely sunny morning a cheque was presented to Lynn Burford a Senior Care Worker at Beaulieu, by Committee Member June Bryant, Lynn on behalf of Beaulieu House thanked the club for our donation which was much appreciated and would be used for the benefit of the children for extra outings and benefits that would otherwise not be available to them. Geoff Dean VHVC Chairman, confirmed our continued support in the future for an invaluable service to the Island community. Beaulieu House offers the parents and carers of children with severe and complex disabilities, residential and overnight care, which enable the parents time to recharge their batteries and in many cases allow them to give more time for other siblings in the family. Tony Wake, Chairman of the charity Beaulieu Respite said “What a wonderful donation from the Vectis Historic Vehicle Club. They have supported us many times and are a warm and lovely group we have come to know as friends. Without the kind support of generous groups like them, we would not be able to supply the specialist equipment and experiences that make our young ones lives that little bit nicer. Thank you very much”.
Due to the “Rule of 6” we were only able to have a reduced presence of members, namely Geoff Dean, Bill Rasmussen, Joe Kitney, with John and June Bryant. Kevin Froment was our photographer and self- isolated. We were able to field 5 Classic Cars for the photo opportunity, namely Mk1 MGA, Austin Healey 3000, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Citroen 2CV and John’s Daimler SP250 (Dart) which is now happily non smoking after a complete engine re-build.
Peter Hodgson – VHVC Ltd President