A classic car show in Grange-over-Sands has raised £2,000 for a hospice in Ulverston.

Vincent Carter, the treasurer of the 'Grange Over Sands Classic Car - Dales and Lakes Historic Vehicle Day', handed over the cheque to St Mary's Hospice.

This came after their show in the summer which included over 300 entries to make it one of the biggest editions of the event to date.

Richard Cogger, area fundraising manger at St Mary’s Hospice, said: “We are deeply grateful to everyone in our community who supports our work here at St Mary's Hospice.  

"When you give locally, we’re able to spend locally and every single penny we generate is spent directly on delivering care for people in Furness and South Lakes, with nothing going out of the area."

It was reiterated that the money that goes to the hospice is more vital than ever, with only a fraction of their funds coming from the government.

"We have to generate millions of pounds — so every penny really does count," Mr Cogger added.

Only 20% of operating costs for the hospice comes government grants, meaning successful fundraising efforts like the 'Classic over Sands' car show are a much needed boost.

The event, which took place on August 13, was the best attended in the organisation's history, with over 2000 people visiting to appreciate the displays.

A total of £5,500 was raised, which was split between their main charities including St Mary's Hospice.

In a show of gratitude for their help setting up the event, £500 of this will be donated to the local Scouts group.

The event also featured performances from the Bay Singers, a steel band, and Julie Rogerson, a saxophonist, to entertain the visitors and entrants.

The organisers are already looking to next year's showcase, which is currently scheduled for August 11, 2024.