THE dates for this year's Dorset Blind Association Motor Show have been confirmed.

Set in the grounds of Lulworth Castle, the event showcases hundreds of cars and attracts thousands of spectators.

It is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, opening free of charge at 11am.

An event spokesman said: "The show promises to be a fantastic day out for all, kicking off with a 20-mile classic and sports car tour across the Dorset countryside from the Lulworth Estate.

"The car enthusiasts will take to the roads of Dorset at 10.30am before arriving back at the castle showground, which will be open free of charge to the general public from 11am.

"Alongside the showground will be a family fun day offering stalls, live performances, kids fun area and a wide selection of food and refreshments, catering for vegetarian and vegans too."

Lulworth Estate owner James Weld, who has given permission to hold the show at the historic castle, is also president of the Dorset Blind Association.

Last year it boasted more than 200 cars and was packed out by more than 3,500 visitors, raising £8,200 for the charity.

If you own a classic, sports or other motor vehicle and would like to take part entry is £10 per person.

The spokesman said: "This includes tour entry and route information, showground display, bacon roll and hot drink at registration, exclusive entry to Lulworth Castle plus one free raffle ticket."

Registration is from 9am, but all participants must book in advance before April 1.

The raffle will be drawn at 3pm.

Dorset Blind Association has been providing support to blind and partially sighted people across Dorset since 1918.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses at the event.

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