THE Vectis Historic Vehicle Club took their cars to Mountbatten Hospice in Newport for a special donation handover.

After an introduction by Geoff Dean to reiterate the club's commitment to Mountbatten, a £400 cheque was presented by Hurst managing director designate Jevon Kennedy to Mountbatten chief executive Nigel Hartley.

The £400 was made up of various private donations from VHVC Club members, a Nat West donation, and a £200 discount donation given by Hurst of Newport on Christmas vouchers purchased.

The cheque was presented against a backdrop of six classic cars — Joe Kitney’s Aston Martin Volante DB7, Geoff Dean’s Citroen 2CV, Peter Hodgson’s Austin Healey Mk1, John Bryant’s Daimler SP250, Chris Belford’s VW Beetle and Dave Spurgin’s MG Midget.

Mr Hartley spoke of how much the donation was appreciated, with the pandemic having caused fundraising to fall well below previous years.