Models dating back to the 1980s were on show alongside Discoveries, Defenders and the latest 4×4 models as Land Rover devotees took their motors out for a spin.

The route, from Sandringham to Holkham, was organised by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and was originally only expecting around 50 vehicles to turn up, with each paying £10 to take part in the run.

A map was provided to those taking part with stop off points including Massingham Airfield plus a ford crossing at Creake Abbey along the way to Holkham

Bob Ayers, King’s Lynn Station Manager who was one of the event organisers, said with the proceeds from a raffle he expected the rally to raise £2,500.

Bob and colleagues Grant Cotterell and Clive Wells from King’s Lynn North Fire Station all decided to arrange the event after participating in similar charity events. Grant who has recently accessed our charity’s services said; “Clive has owned Land Rovers for years but Bob and I are relative newcomers. We all enjoy driving the vehicles but I enjoy taking mine apart and putting it back together.

“…they have helped me in my journey to get back to operational fitness.”

Grant Cotterell

“Earlier this year I had a serious back problem and had to have major surgery. This meant that I wasn’t able to drive my Series III or do any maintenance. My journey back to fitness is progressing well but I needed the support of The Fire Fighters Charity to help my recovery.

“It is only when you experience first-hand the fantastic facilities and the focused and dedicated treatment the staff provide that you truly understand and appreciate its value, they have helped me in my journey to get back to operational fitness.”

Photo courtesy of Burt

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