A 23-strong fleet of vintage cars travelled the highways and byways of Tipperary and Waterford to give Carrick-on-Suir’s Camphill Community a welcome injection of funds.
The owners of the beautifully kept automobiles from Killenaule, Drangan, Clonmel, Cahir, Kilsheelan, Dungarvan, Cahir, Piltown and Waterford didn’t let the miserable wet conditions on the day deter them from their expedition.
They left from the Camphill Community at Castle Street on Sunday morning, March 10 and travelled to Kilmeaden in Co. Waterford via Kilsheelan and Rathgormack.
Before embarking on their journey, the motorists enjoyed a feast of home baked buns, tarts, scones and steaming cups of tea and coffee at the Camphill Community’s fundraising coffee morning.
Aine Taylor, volunteer co-ordinator at Camphill Carrick-on-Suir, said they were delighted with the turnout of vintage, veteran and classic car enthusiasts for the fundraiser organised by Eamon Foley and his wife Nora from Dungarvan.
All the drivers donated their registration fee for the car run to Camphill and took part in a raffle at their meal in Kilmeaden.
Ms Taylor said the vintage and veteran car run raised E735, which will be used by the Camphill Community to purchase IT communication software for the community’s residents.
She thanked all involved in organising the vintage car run and all who took part and donated money to the Camphill Community.
Ms Taylor pointed out that Camphill is now looking for volunteers to run in the Women’s Mini-Marathon in Dublin in June to raise funds for the community.