Get into gear for car show in aid of Poppy Appeal

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A SUPERCAR and Classic Car show will be held at Sovereign Way car park on Sunday May 27 with all proceeds going to the town’s Poppy Appeal.

Carl Lewis, who heads the collection for the Royal British Legion, has announced the final figure for 2017, a record-breaking £37,056.77.

‘Poppy Power’ is the first event of the centenary celebrations to mark the end of World War I.

It will coincide with the town’s Food and Drink Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Entry is free, but members of the public and clubs who wish to display their vehicles are asked to donate £20 to the cause.

Up to 150 cars and 50 motorbikes will be on show from 10am-4pm – all entries should be delivered on site by 9am.

Mr Lewis said: ‘The Tonbridge Poppy Appeal goes into top gear with our first event for 2018.

‘Poppy Power will be a host to a wide range of superb vehicles, both new and old, with private owners and clubs participating.

‘We are very pleased to have the Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Jo Shiner attending.

‘And we hope that this event will go the extra mile to beat last year’s record town total of £37,000 for the Royal British Legion.’

PICTURE: FLOWER POWER:The Poppy Power car show is the first event of the centenary celebrations of the end of World War 1 PHOTO: Steffi Dench

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