WINCHESTER Auto Barn held its third Breakfast Club meeting, attracting hundreds of petrol heads from across Hampshire.

Visitors came to meet like-minded enthusiasts and enjoy the eclectic array of classic and sports vehicles on display.

This latest event comes just a month after the successful launch of their new charity music and motoring festival - Winchester Auto Fest, which took place at the garage in July to raise funds for local children’s hospice Naomi House & Jacksplace.

At the Breakfast Club gathering, Niall Holden, founder of Winchester Auto Barn presented Suzie Simmons from Naomi House & Jacksplace with a cheque for £1,000 from proceeds raised at the event.

Niall said: “Supporting the community we operate in is very important to us and we’re delighted to have raised substantial funds for a really worthwhile local charity.”

Suzie Simmons, head of regional and corporate fundraising at Naomi House, said: ‘We are incredibly thankful for the support of Winchester Auto Barn. Auto Fest was a fantastic event, thoroughly enjoyed by all, that we were delighted to be part of. Having the support of local companies and the community makes such a difference and enables us to support the region’s most seriously ill children and young adults. £1,000 is a wonderful amount to receive and is enough to fund a weeks’ worth of nursing care for the children staying at Naomi House & Jacksplace on those good days, difficult days and last days.’

Winchester Auto Barn has just celebrated its first year of trading at the former Hill Farm Garage site which is on the A30 near Stockbridge. As well as hosting events, the garage offers on-site servicing, repairs and MOTs for both modern and classic vehicles. Winchester Auto Barn also offers for sale a selection of high quality, iconic classics from the 1960s to 1980s.

Their next Breakfast Club meet is on Saturday September 21 from 9am-12pm and all classic marques and enthusiasts are welcome.