Wiltshire Moles members hit road for Mini adventure

This Is Wiltshire: Minis at the Hope Nature Centre Minis at the Hope Nature Centre

Moles Mini Club took to the roads of Wiltshire again for their annual charity Moonraker Run.

The run started on Saturday from The Hope Nature Centre in Southwick, the run’s chosen charity, and after a visit to feed the animals and a lovely lunch headed off to Marlborough, taking in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside en route. Here the drivers stopped for coffee and to explore before returning to Trowbridge for a fish and chip tea and a quiz and game night.

Sunday morning dawned slightly damp but it was time for the main Moonraker Run and after breakfast in Bromham they set off heading towards Stonehenge. The run route took in some brilliant Mini country lanes twisting and turning through picturesque villages. There was added spice as April showers caused large puddles. Many of the Minis ended up looking like they had taken part in a different sort of rally.

The run finished at the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum in Calne for tea and cake. Moles Mini members were joined by members from Jurassic Coast Minis and Avon Valley Classic Mini Club and the weekend raised £172 for The Hope Nature Centre which helps young adults with learning difficulties in west Wiltshire.

They provide a safe and encouraging place of work to many who may otherwise may find it hard to integrate.

After a spate of break-ins they have had to invest in expensive security systems including CCTV, prompting the club to support them.

Next year’s run will take place over the weekend of April 25-26.

For more, follow Moles Mini on Facebook or email molesminiclub@hotmail.co.uk

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