Motor fever hit Coventry last weekend as the 4th annual Motor Fest took over the city, bringing a unique blend of motorsport demonstrations, static displays, live music and everything in between.
This year around 120,000 petrol heads from all over Europe attended the three-day event including some of the members of Coventry Round Table. The guys ran a stand across the weekend to promote the incredible work of Round Tables throughout Great Britain & Ireland and attract new members.
Gary Hampton, a member of the Coventry Table was one of those manning the stand. He spoke to us about how the idea all came about: “One of the event organisers fathers used to be a Tabler and knew all about the fundraising that Round Table do in the community. We spoke about the idea and organised a meeting with him. He was more than happy to help us support local charities”.
The guys drew a lot of interest from the public raising an impressive £1,300 in the process, with the bulk coming from the competition the Table ran. Where entrants were given the chance to win a new BMW 118i MSport courtesy of BMW Sytner Coventry.
Table member Gary added: “The local Sytner garage donated the vehicle to us and Inspire Insurance donated an insurance policy in case someone managed to win.
“It was a simple idea for the game; you were given seven dice and if you managed to roll a number six with them all you won the car! There were also a couple of runner up prizes, rolling six sixes would have gained you £500 thanks to Windows Plus and those who managed to roll five sixes won a free ticket and dinner to the Coventry RT charity ball at the Cathedral”.
Unfortunately, despite many efforts from the public nobody managed to take home the top prize.
The weekend was a massive success for the Table, getting the message of the great work Round Table is involved in throughout the community and raising the profile of the Association as a whole.
The Coventry Table will be hosting their next big event in the community at the Coventry Cathedral on 9th September and have already sold over 300 tickets.