Local Charity, About Face, to Appear at Westover Group's Motor Showcase

Local cancer support charity, About Face, will be joining Westover Group at its Motor Showcase this weekend. 

The family-friendly event is taking place at Bournemouth’s International Centre (BIC) on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April and is free to enter.

As well as distributing information and raising awareness about the work of About Face, Jane Boyle, the charity’s Operations Coordinator, will be selling raffle tickets to Showcase visitors. 

The lucky buyer of the winning ticket will receive a stunning handmade children’s wooden battery-powered car and trailer, registration plate AF1. Tickets cost just £1 each and the About Face car, named ‘Broom’, will be on display at the Motor Showcase.

Tickets will also be available to buy at other events, including at Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Meyrick Park performance on Saturday 12th August.

The closing date for the draw is 30th November 2017 and the draw will be made in early December. All the money raised through the raffle will go directly to the charity.

“We’re thrilled to be joining Westover Group at the Motor Showcase,” says Jane. “Westover are great supporters of our work at About Face and what better opportunity for us to launch our children’s car raffle than at Bournemouth’s very own motor show!

"Our car may not have the same price tag as the real thing but it was made with just as much love and attention as the most exquisite of the vehicles on display at the Showcase. We hope visitors will pop over to the About Face stand and take a look at our very own miniature motor.”

The About Face car was built by one of the charities original trustees and has been on display in the About Face house ever since. It’s never been out on the road, so it’s in mint condition.

About Face, based opposite Poole Hospital in Dorset, offers comfort, support and practical help to patients (and their families) currently experiencing, or having experienced, head and neck cancer, including facial, skin and oral cancers. The charity works with people from across Dorset, offering one-to-one and group support through its team of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, many of whom have themselves suffered head and neck cancers. The About Face Centre is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm for drop in or pre-arranged visits.

Established almost 20 years ago, About Face offers its services and support at no charge. The charity doesn’t benefit from any Government funding and is grateful for the support it receives from local benefactors.

Please go to www.about-face.info to learn more about the work of About Face.