Classic cars display at Ford Headquarters raises funds for JDRF

Posted on 30 July 2014

A host of classic cars were exhibited at the ninth Ford Vehicle Enthusiast Day last week. Around 50 vehicles were on display ­– from a 2014 Mercedes to a 1905 Allday and Onions, offering passenger rides and collecting donations in support of JDRF. This wonderful day marked the company’s 50th birthday at its Warley Headquarters. Ford Chairman and Managing Director, Mark Ovenden, was there to lead the celebrations.

Ford has a long history of global support of JDRF and the search for the cure for type 1 diabetes, which began when the Ford family started supporting our colleagues in the USA. Back in 2011, the company celebrated its 100th anniversary in Britain through a type 1 diabetes awareness campaign – raising almost £60,000 for JDRF.

Elie Kelpie, Senior Corporate Development Fundraiser at JDRF, said: ‘A big thank you to everyone that came along to the event. It was a fantastic day out and we are incredibly grateful to those involved for their support.’

She added: ‘Ford has raised significant funds to support medical research into type 1 diabetes and helped boost awareness of the condition globally. I look forward to the continuation of our exciting partnership in the future.’

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