Car show gets into gear

Lavenham rare breeds motor show ANL-140508-104245001
Lavenham rare breeds motor show ANL-140508-104245001

A Sudbury businessman is staging a classic and vintage car show on Sunday to raise money to help servicemen and women.

Paul Roache is holding the show – called JagFest – at his business unit at Acton Place industrial estate in Melford Road from 11am to 4.30pm.

He ran the event last year and, this year, he is running the show to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund.

The free entry show includes live music and food stalls.

Mr Roache, who runs Paul Roache Jaguars specialising in classic and contemporary Jaguars, said: “At the end of World War One, many returning veterans could not come to terms with life as it was before.

“Many were living under the various bridges in London, down and out.

“Wind the clock forward 100 years, we have ex-servicemen who have fought for the same ideals who still face the same problems. In fact we have one in 10 who are in prison, one in 8 who are on assault charges. There are 4,000 veterans who are homeless in the UK.

“That is why this year we are highlighting the need and supporting the soldiers’ charity and also Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Resolution, which is a non profit making group. So if you support our armed forces, support their sacrifice and our faith, then please come and support us too at JagFest,” he added.