PRESS RELEASE 29/10/2018
Mo-mentous roadside support for Movember!
Popular hostelries lining the route from London to Brighton will raising awareness for men’s health issues
Wayside inns have been offering shelter and subsistence to travellers for many centuries dating back to bygone eras well before the dawn of motoring.
The advent of the car in the late nineteenth century, though, created new opportunities as more and more intrepid motorists took to the roads. Today that century-old picture-book history is bought back to life by the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox when hundreds of primitive cars make their annual pilgrimage from capital to coast passing – and sometime stopping at – numerous roadside hostelries on their merry way to the Sussex shoreline.
Joining in the spirit of the world’s longest running automotive celebration, many of these taverns open early and are packed with enthusiastic patrons all eager to contribute to the remarkable event’s unique atmosphere. Never more so than this year when on Sunday 4 November many of these welcome roadhouses along the route will be more actively involved than ever before by additionally supporting the Run’s official charity partner, the Movember Foundation.
Pubs will not only be fund-raising but also helping to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as the causes of prostate cancer and testicular cancer as well as mental health and suicide prevention.
And it is not only local watering holes which are playing an important part in supporting Movember right at the start of the foundation’s main month of campaigning, all those involved in the Run – drivers, passengers, marshals, support crews, followers, visitors, friends and family members – are being encouraged to grow moustaches and join the movement.
To help all-comers get involved, an online community of fundraisers has been created where members can post photos and share ideas. All those joining the community are also eligible for prizes and incentives including the once-in-a-lifetime chance to partake in the coveted ‘tearing the flag’ ceremony – an act performed by Movember supporters Damon Hill and Charley Boorman last November.
Furthermore, entrants are able to show their support, and simultaneously generate yet more recognition for the cause, via the purchase of an exclusive ‘carstache’ which will be displayed proudly on all participating veteran cars with all funds raised going directly to the charity.
Further details of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox and ways to support the charity can be found via the event’s official website: www.veterancarrun.com. For more information on the Movember Foundation visit www.movember.com.
As in recent years, the Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox provides a fitting finale to the Royal Automobile Club’s busy London Motor Week – during which the Club presents an array of functions and events, another highlight being the free-to-view Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show, this year held on Saturday 3 November.
Veteran Car Run Pubs Supporting The Movember Foundation
The Feathers, 42 High Street, Merstham, Redhill, RH1 3EA
The Black Swan, Old Brighton Road, Pease Pottage, Crawley, RH11 9AJ
Red Lion Inn, Handcross, Haywards Heath, RH17 6BP
The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EF
Victory Inn, Warninglid Road, Staplefield, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EU
Rose & Crown, London Road, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5BS
White Harte Inn, South Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5LB
The Potter, 129 Station Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9ED
Burgess Hill Inn, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0AD
Friars Oak, London Road, Hassocks, BN6 9NA
Jack & Jill, Brighton Road, Clayton, Hassocks, BN6 9PD