Tonbridge Lions Club held their Annual Classic Car Tour on Sunday 23th July to raise money for local charities and good causes. 

This year the Club are giving £1,500 to Arthurs Quest a patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by SLC6A1 a new rare debilitating neurological condition that currently has no cure.  Arthur is a 7 year old Tonbridge boy suffering from the condition as is his younger sister.   

The Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling Councillor James lark (who is also a member of the Lions Club) and Arthur started the 53 cars from Tonbridge School. The cars then travelled through the lanes and villages of Kent for lunch at Howfield Manor Hotel, Chartham Hatch near Canterbury. 

After lunch they returned by a different route back to Tonbridge School to be welcomed by Vice President Lion Phil Jesson and finish with a Cream Tea.  

The cars were a varied cross section of classic cars spanning over 90 years, the oldest being two pre-war cars, a 1930 Lea-Francis and a 1934 Riley. 

Chairman of the Committee Lion Mike Edwards said ‘This was the ninth year we have held the event, we were very lucky with dry weather and the feedback from the participants was very complimentary.   

Tonbridge Lions Club would like to thank Hadlow Stair Garage, Martin & Co, Warners Solicitors and Sevens & Classics Ltd for providing sponsorship for the event.