Young car enthusiast to host charity event

A modified car event in aid of Help for Heroes is taking place in Holland Market car park on Saturday night.
A modified car event in aid of Help for Heroes is taking place in Holland Market car park on Saturday night.
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A modified car enthusiast’s ambition to host a charity event for injured soldiers is to become a reality in Spalding this weekend.

Thomas Cort (20) of Whaplode is hoping to change people’s minds about groups of car enthusiasts who meet at Holland Market car park during the night by organising a charity static car event there tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 8pm.

Speaking to the Spalding Guardian in August, Thomas said: “I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while as I’ve done a few car meets in the past.

“I want everyone to unite together, not just car enthusiasts but the police, press and everybody, for Help for Heroes.”

Representatives from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership will be coming with its 2Fast2Soon crashed car simulator and there will be a strong police presence at the event.

Spalding community policing inspector Jim Tyner said: “Organised events like this give us a really great opportunity to engage with young modified car enthusiasts and to have a positive influence on their driving behaviour.

“Our message is have fun, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you there.

“You’ll recognise my car - it’s the one that’s modified with a blue light on top.”