Blairgowrie Rotary's Drive it Day raises over £30,000

How did it go?

The Drive it Day organised by the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie on 22nd August, postponed for 18 months because of Covid, raised over an amazing £30,000, for Bowel Cancer UK, Alzheimer Scotland and the club’s own benevolent fund which supports the local community.

Over 70 cars of all types and vintages, from a vintage Bullnose Morris to a Lamborghini, gathered at Blairgowrie Golf Club in the morning, drove to St Andrews for a picnic lunch at the West Sands and ended up at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, for High Tea. Everyone enjoyed the spectacular scenery and had a great day out.

The cars were waved off from the Golf Club by the Provost of Perth and Kinross, Dennis Melloy.

The drivers were truly generous with their donations, as was our main sponsor Graham Environmental Services. We were also supported by Bentley UK, who displayed and entered their new models, other local sponsors and club members, to all of whom we are incredibly grateful. This is the 4th time our small club of 25 members has run this event, which has now raised over £100,000 for various good causes.

Special thanks must go to club member Colin Stewart and his wife Anne, the “driving force” behind the events.

Photos of the day (click above photo)

(Photos by kind permission of Amber Drummond)

Photos of the day (click above photo)

(Photos by kind permission of Scott Footman)

(Video by kind permission of Scott Footman – The Video Guy Edinburgh)

Our charities for 2021

The event is designed to raise funds for charities. For 2021 we are raising funds for Alzheimer Scotland, Bowel Cancer UK and for Rotary’s own charities. Click on their logos on the right for full details.

Alzheimer Scotland
Scotland’s national dementia charity
Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research

Bowel Cancer UK
We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease

Rotary has 100 years experience of supporting essential causes locally, in Scotland and worldwide.