On Sunday 19th June 2018, St James the Great in Aslackby played host to a car rally which raised £1900 for Dementia Support South Lincs (DSSL), a local independent charity supporting over 200 families affected by dementia in the area.

Over 30 classic and interesting vehicles took part in the rally, the second organised by the village, including a Mercedes AMG GTS Ed1, a Ducati motorcycle, a Morris Minor Traveller and a 1950s MG Roadster. The drivers and navigators met at St James’ for coffee before starting their 50-mile round trip, which took in a stop at Grimsthorpe Castle. On their return to Aslackby they then enjoyed a full afternoon cream tea in St James’ Church, alongside members of the families supported by DSSL and others, all of whom took the opportunity to view the fabulous vehicles.

Kate Marshall, the Dementia Specialist at DSSL, who lives in Aslackby, said: “I cannot thank everyone enough, both the organisers for their enthusiasm and energy and also everyone who came with their beautiful cars. The amazing amount of money raised – 50% more than last year – means so much to DSSL, and every penny will fund support for local people living with dementia.”

The organising committee said: “We need to thank the wider Aslackby community for their input – 120 freshly made cream teas is no mean feat – and alsoSt James’ Church for allowing us to use their magnificent facilities. We’re delighted to have raised substantially more money than last year, but the intention is not simply to raise money, but also awareness of the charity and the work it does, and hopefully increase the public’s understanding of dementia.”

Further information on DSSL is available here, and more details on St James’ Church are available here.