AN INAUGRAL classic car event in Wyre Forest will raise funds for a charity that provides lifesaving hospital equipment.

The Chaddesley Corbett Classic Car and Bike Show is being held at the back of The Swan Inn, on Saturday, August 30, from noon.

It will raise money for the charity Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer.

Organisers are hoping to have about 100 classic cars and bikes on show.

Models on display will include Jaguar E-Types, Austins and Lotus racing vehicles.

They day will feature prizes being given out for the most desirable cars and bikes as well as a fundraising raffle.

Refreshments will also be available.

Helping to decide the result of the competition is guest judge, TV presenter of the Gadget Show and former host of Top Gear and Fifth Gear, Jon Bentley.

Jim Wright, one of the organisers, said: “It’s great that we have been able to get someone like Jon to come to our first ever show.

“We are hoping to make this a regular event depending on how this year goes and if the weather stays nice it should make for a really good day.”

Entering a car or bike, which is more than 25 years old, costs £10.

It can be done on arrival.

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer is a group of local volunteers who raise money for lifesaving hospital equipment.

The charity was set up 14 years ago and has so far donated equipment worth more than £1 million, which the NHS is unable to fund, to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Mr Wright said: “They are a local charity who do a lot for people in hospital so we are glad to be supporting them.”

For additional information, phone Roy Fuchco on 07710 786557, or send an email to