FOR 32 years there has been a vintage rally at Holsworthy, but that may be in jeopardy if enough volunteers don’t come forward.
Over the years the rally has raised more than £60,000 for local projects and other organisations to help the community, like the Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes, who do a good job for everyone.
The chairman of the vintage rally committee, Edgar Pett, said: “Last year we tried something new, we held the rally at the new market site, thanks to Kivells for supporting us through this venture. It was a good rally and we donated £700 to the Devon Air Ambulance and the Holsworthy Scouts. “This year we are hoping to go back to the showfield, because feedback told us, that people preferred a rally to be held in a field with grass and a ring.”
However, over the years the committee’s numbers have dwindled and it is hoping to recruit more willing volunteers to help with the organisation of next year’s rally. Mr Pett said: “Over the years we have lost some of our committee, and we are all getting older, we are now looking for new committee members, we are also looking for someone who would be willing to take over the treasurer position.
“Unfortunately if we can not find any more helpers and committee members, and also a treasurer, we fear we may not be able to carry on, which we feel would be a loss to Holsworthy and surrounding area.”
If anyone thinks they could help save the rally for the future they are encouraged to join the committee. Members meet on the second Wednesday of the month at the White Hart Hotel in Holsworthy at 7.30pm. For more information contact Mr Pett on 01409 261277 or secretary Sue Bridger on 01409 254697.