‘It was the biggest event yet’ – Record fundraising total at Steam at the Hoops in Bassingbourn

PUBLISHED: 09:04 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:04 24 May 2017

Carrie Ann and Millie Woolaston enjoying the event. Picture: Clive Porter

Carrie Ann and Millie Woolaston enjoying the event. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

Crowds were out in force for Bassingbourn’s fourth Steam at the Hoops event at the weekend.

Alex Reid from Orwell, with his family'’s 1902 Clayton & Shuttleworth Steam Roller. Picture: Clive PorterAlex Reid from Orwell, with his family'’s 1902 Clayton & Shuttleworth Steam Roller. Picture: Clive Porter

The fundraiser, which sees steam engines from far and wide roll into the village, was hosted by landlord Russell Woolaston.

He said: “It was the biggest event yet, we had the largest number of exhibitors and we’ve raised £2,400 – double our previous highest total.”

Steam engine enthusiast Clive Flack helped organise the spectacle.

Mr Flack added: “Engine owners drive considerable miles to contribute to this gathering.

“All the proceeds from the day are ploughed into organising a day out for the village pensioners, and other local worthy causes.

“From a small gathering and one steam roller in 2013, the event is becoming larger and more popular each year.”

As well as the steam engines, there was a barbecue and an auction with prizes donated from businesses.

Thanks to its continued success, Mr Woolaston confirmed the event would go ahead next year.

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