Fornham St Martin: Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman to attend classic car rally

FORMER Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, who has a home in west Suffolk, is set to hand over a trophy at a classic car rally at the weekend.

He is due at Hall Farm, in Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds, which is to welcome more than 250 vehicles on Sunday to the third annual Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake event.

St Nicholas Hospice Care, which cares for people suffering life-shortening illness in west Suffolk and Thetford, will receive all the profits from the show, which takes place from 11am to 4.30pm.

The event is hosted by Andrew and Gina Long, of Hall Farm, and organised by the hospice’s voluntary special events committee.

Its chairman, Max Milburn, said: “It is set to be a great family day out. We will have more than 250 cars on display, which is our biggest display to date. We hope people will attend on the day knowing that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a great cause.”

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Austin Cornish, event chairman, said: “Our aim is to provide a memorable fun family day out and to raise more than the �18,774 raised for the hospice in 2011.”

This year there are a host of new attractions. Easton Farm Park will be running a ‘hug a bunny’ area, where children and animal lovers can meet rabbits, guinea pigs and donkey Mary and foal Rocky, born in May. In addition there will be a display of hot air balloons, children’s fun area, food from Suffolk Food Hall, marquees, a vintage caf� run by The Coffee House, and a Greene King bar, with all profits being donated to the hospice.

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And Rhythm King and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman will be at the event, to present one of the best in class trophies.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to attend Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake in support of the dedicated and inspirational work of St Nicholas Hospice Care.”

Tickets will be available on the day, costing �6 per adult, �4 concessions or �15 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). Children under five are free.

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