Car rally stays on course

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Lorry Park - By Molly Mile­hamChap­pell

Thirty-five cars took part in an an­nual car fun run and trea­sure hunt across Ash­ford for char­ity.

The event on Sun­day, which started from Sandy­acres sports club in Sandy­hurst Lane, was or­gan­ised by Cliff Boul­ton.

It raised funds for the Ash­ford Pil­grims Hos­pice in mem­ory of Cliff’s son, Mark.

The run was orig­i­nally in­tended to be for clas­sic cars but all types of cars are now wel­come.

Par­tic­i­pants are given a map marked with dif­fer­ent coloured stick­ers in­di­cat­ing where the an­swers to 30 ques­tions can be found.

The cars have to visit as many of the places in­di­cated, us­ing any route they choose, in the time al­lowed to score points.

Mark Boul­ton, who died of can­cer at the Pil­grims Hos­pice in 2014, was a clas­sic car en­thu­si­ast who would have been 50 this year.

Cliff Boul­ton, 75, said: “Ev­ery­thing went smoothly. The feed­back was bril­liant. Ev­ery­one en­joyed it.

“It’s in mem­ory of Mark. He loved that sort of thing.”

Each par­tic­i­pant made a vol­un­tary sealed do­na­tion to Pil­grims.

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Or­gan­iser Cliff Boul­ton goes through the map and clues for some of the driv­ers

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Or­gan­iser Cliff Boul­ton wel­comes a 1934 Sports Sa­loon Bent­ley

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Martin and Michele Speller in their 1970 Vaux­hall Viva SL90

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Start of car rally in aid of Pil­grims Hos­pice

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