THE organisers of Basingstoke Festival of Transport, Basingstoke Deane Rotary, are this year supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

All the money collected in official collecting buckets which will be throughout the event on Sunday, May 19, will go to the charity.

The air ambulance delivers an advanced critical care team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.

Its critical care teams can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department.

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Basingstoke Gazette: People in Ukraine with one of the donated generatorsDonations from last year’s festival were used to support the people of Ukraine.

The Rotary Club used the money to purchase much-needed generators which are being used to supply power to schools, medical centres and small towns and villages in the countryside.

To date Basingstoke Deane Rotary have supplied five generators to Ukraine and are about to purchase three more.

A club spokesperson said: "In some cases, especially in the countryside these, generators are the only source of power for heating, light and charging mobile phones and laptops which are much needed for communication." 

Basingstoke Festival of Transport returns to the War Memorial Park in Basingstoke on Sunday, May 19, from 11am to 4pm.

The event, which is free to the public, has attracted more than 850 vehicles this year, with 70 trade and charity stalls and food available all day.

A wide selection of vehicles will take to the park, from vintage pre-war vehicles to modern classics, bikes and scooters and small commercial lorries including the locally built Thornycroft Nippy.