Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help fund the Berkshire Motor Show
- Reading Berkshire
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The Berkshire motor show was started to show off 4x4's but is now open to any vehicles, I started this event to help different charities and to give something back to the community, which we have in many ways.
The community plays a big part in looking after your neighbours, helping with jobs, that others can not do, comfort people when sad or ill, these are just a few things in general.
Community spirit plays a big part in life, and together we can all help no matter how big or small. This event is open to any companies / clubs that wish to promote themselves and meet the public in person, as this can be a huge advantage
Berkshire motor show, I am pleased to say has been running for 13 year's in 2019. I am so proud of this and wish my late parents were here to see it all, as this is in memory of them as my mother Irene was disabled and my father Jim Devine had a stroke, both from Burghfield Common, Reading, so I wanted to give something back to the community, as they helped us when we needed help, all those year's ago the show started with nothing, just asking people for donations of things we needed, etc. My webmaster Paul and wife Sue have been fantastic with the website side of things for me plus helping where they can, giving up there time for free. Friends and family has helped over the year's, which I thank them all. Now we are in prospect park, things are a little different, there are more people and the show is getting much bigger, I hope we can keep this going for more year's to come in the future. My aim is to fill up the whole park with stalls and motors etc, in time i know this will happen. This would mean more money for the charities in the long run.
Each year, when the show finishes I start again for the following year, it's a hard task asking companies for help, like would they like to show there vehicles, asking for donations, then booking acts, insurance, behind the scenes the public do not see what I have to do, which can be a nightmare when something goes wrong!
Everything changes after the event when all is put back to right again, and I get lovely emails from the public like this one saying, "we had a great time at the show and everyone helped make this a special day for my partly disabled autistic son, and family, everyone was so helpful, we will never forget this day and cannot thank you enough."
This makes me so proud to hear that a family has had a great time, plus has helped a charity at the same time. This is why I would like to carry on this event for years to come, and make my dream come true in memory of my late parents and help more charities.
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About the fundraiser
I started this event up in memory of my late parents and to give something back to the community and hope this event can keep going in year's to come.