Mini fans don pink ribbons for Somerset cruise
Minis from all over the West Country took to the roads of Somerset to raise money for The Neuroblastoma Society in memory of Amelia Rose Price, who died aged just four on March 17 2007. The event took place on March 20, and was organised by her grandad, Phil Reeves, and her Auntie, Hannah Reeves, who are both members of the Avon Valley Classic Mini Club.
Taking place for the fifth time, this year’s event saw a record 38 Minis gather at the Traveller’s Rest pub in Pensfold for breakfast and the start point of the run. Participants were encouraged to wear pink, Amelia’s favourite colour, and pink ribbons were provided as part of the run packs. Representatives were present from Moles Mini Club, Jurassic Coast Minis and Bristol Mini Drifters, as well as a healthy number of individual entries.
The route took in some of Amelia’s favourite places, with runners briefly stopping off at Chew Valley Lake to feed the lucks before heading down the famous twisty road into Cheddar Gorge. The run culminated at Brean Down cafe, where the Minis packed out the overflow car park. The club managed to raise £380 to go towards the children’s cancer charity, providing an impressive end to a memorable day.
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