THE popular Basingstoke Festival of Transport will be held today (Sunday, May 8).

Considered one of Basingstoke’s major community events, the Transport Festival will be held at the War Memorial Park.

Organised by Basingstoke Deane Rotary and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, this year’s show is once again a complete sell out with 900 vehicles registered and 80 trade/charity stalls attending.

The festival will also feature a wide range of refreshments, from burgers to ice cream, and entertainment for kids.

The various trade/charity stalls include the 24th District Cubs with ‘Hook the Duck’, games for kids, Jams & Chutneys, Men’s Workware, Hand Made Crafts, collectable toys & models, tools and autojumble.

One popular stall at last year’s show was Basingstoke Institute of Advanced Motorist which had a visit from veteran rally driver Paddy Hopkirk MBE.

There will also be Rotary and ShelterBox stands featuring the great work being done throughout the world.

ShelterBox is a Rotary-supported charity and was involved in providing emergency aid and practical help for refugees of Ukraine fleeing the war in their home land.

ShelterBox have a team in Lviv, working to support people in Ukraine and those who have fled to neighbouring countries like Moldova.

The festival organisers said £2,000 from the car park receipts will go to a charity supporting the people of Ukraine.

The Festival is open from 11am until 4pm. Admission is free. Parking costs £3 per vehicle and will be open from 9.30am with the entrance from London Road.

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