VW rally breezes into town

Simon Detheridge of York-based Lovedub Campers with his 1960 split-screen camper-van. Photo by Dave Barry 112594d
Simon Detheridge of York-based Lovedub Campers with his 1960 split-screen camper-van. Photo by Dave Barry 112594d

WEST PIER was teaming with VWs as more than 150 vehicles turned up to take part in the Scarborough Breeze Rally.

Now in its fourth year, the event saw VW owners enjoy a weekend of fun at Arosa Caravan Park in Seamer, before riding out to the West Pier on Sunday.

VW rally on the West Pier. A Karmann Ghia VW. Photo by Dave Barry 112594b

VW rally on the West Pier. A Karmann Ghia VW. Photo by Dave Barry 112594b

Throughout the rally fundraising activities were held in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of young people living with life-threatening illnesses.

It is not yet known how much money was raised in total, though a raffle alone collected more than £190.

Event organiser Joanne Greaves said: “We had an absolutely fantastic weekend, the rally went really well.

“We had about 160 vehicles, and hundreds of people stopped by to have a look and see what was going on.

VW rally on the West Pier. Collecting for Make A Wish were Joanna Greaves, front, with Hayley O'Brien and Colin and Mandy Gray. Photo by Dave Barry 112594c

VW rally on the West Pier. Collecting for Make A Wish were Joanna Greaves, front, with Hayley O'Brien and Colin and Mandy Gray. Photo by Dave Barry 112594c

“People were really supportive of the Make A Wish Foundation, and everyone really enjoyed getting together in the sun in Scarborough.”

Ms Greaves paid thanks to Giulian Alonzi, of the Harbour Bar, who helped make the rally possible through sponsoring the event. She also thanked Cllr Janet Jefferson for help organising the rally, Scarborough Council, and staff at the Arosa Caravan Park.