Classic car and family show will raise cash for favourite charity of well-known Banbury area motor dealers

A classic car show, family fun day and dog show will raise cash for favourite causes of a father and son, who were well-known Banbury area motor dealers.
Meg Targett (back row, centre) and family who are organising a fundraiser in memory of Robert and Rodney HennMeg Targett (back row, centre) and family who are organising a fundraiser in memory of Robert and Rodney Henn
Meg Targett (back row, centre) and family who are organising a fundraiser in memory of Robert and Rodney Henn

Meg Targett is organising the Rev4Rob event on August 20 at noon at Fleet Farm, Stutchbury, Sulgrave, in memory of her late uncle Robert Henn and grandfather Rodney Henn.

It will also raise funds for the Rowan Centre at the Horton and the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity.

Ms Targett and her family were inspired to hold the event to raise funds as a thank you to the Horton General Hospital who cared for father and son so well, and also to support research into a cure for Crohn’s Disease and Colitis.

Robert Henn, who died suddenly in 2020Robert Henn, who died suddenly in 2020
Robert Henn, who died suddenly in 2020

Robert Henn had suffered with Crohn’s for over 20 years, spending much of his adult life in hospital. He sadly died just after Christmas in 2020 aged just 44.

Mr Henn Jnr was obsessed with his cars - Fords, Minis, new and old, American, English, German - he loved them all.

He owned R Henn Motors in Middleton Cheney, which had belonged to his father and where he worked as a car salesman for many years.

"He had a sixth sense in finding second hand cars with immaculate engines and interiors,” said Ms Target. “He had countless friends and many loyal customers.”

Rodney Henn, farmer, motor dealer and charity worker, who died in 2019Rodney Henn, farmer, motor dealer and charity worker, who died in 2019
Rodney Henn, farmer, motor dealer and charity worker, who died in 2019

For this unique event, Ms Targett is calling out for all vehicles, old, new, modified and classic join them for one big car meet. Owners may enter for the Car Classes for which there will be prizes for winners in each class.

There will be food stalls, a mobile bar and a variety of other stalls including auto sale items, crafts and toiletries together with a kids’ corner with a whole host of children’s activities. The Dog Show begins at 12.30pm - so there’ll be something for everyone.

Ms Targett said: “We are grateful to businesses who have donated wonderful prizes for the competitions. Huge thanks to Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Leon’s Car Wash, Harrison England, Spiceball Leisure Centre and more.”

To book a stall or enter classes - contact Meg Targett on 07715 932329.

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