Posted on Monday 5 July 2021

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Over 200 Figaros gather to celebrate the car’s 30th birthday

On 26 and 27 June 2021, car owners and fans from all across the UK gathered in Warwickshire to mark 30 years since the launch of the Nissan Figaro. 242 of the colour-coordinated cars lined up ready for inspection by hordes of car enthusiasts at the Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa.

Over 200 of the cars gathered at Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 at the venue and enthusiasts enjoyed various Figaro-themed attractions to celebrate its 30th birthday. This included, among others, a Figaro display field, a Figaro health check station, a Vintage Village selling homewares, clothing, art and textiles and an award program. Prizes awarded over the weekend included ‘Furthest Travelled’, which went to James Buchan, who had driven an impressive 807km from Fraserburgh, Scotland to attend the celebrations.

Figaro Owners Club founder Kevin Fagan said: “Our plan for the day was to create a ‘festival feel’ where members come together to share the love they have for their Figaros and enjoy a festival-type atmosphere. I believe we achieved that. We ended up with 242 cars on the day. Although this is lower than we hoped for, it’s still an amazing figure considering the circumstances.”

As well as a chance to celebrate the Figaro’s 30th birthday, the weekend also raised vital funds for Young Lives vs Cancer and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The event raised over £2,000 overall with a charity raffle, tombola and stalls, a whopping £1736 for Young Lives vs Cancer, a national cancer charity for children and young adults, and their families.

Last year, Young Lives vs Cancer helped 91 families across Warwickshire to find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them. The charity gave out 63 financial grants to the value of 12,520 helping families to cope with the costs of cancer. The Cancer Costs report from the charity found that families with a child on active treatment spend an extra £600 a month.

Alina Kairi, Fundraising Engagement Manager at Young Lives vs Cancer, said: “A huge thank you to Kevin and Sue Fagan and everyone that kindly donated at the 30th birthday party weekend for their incredible generosity.

“Over the years the club has raised over £7,500 with their annual events and this weekend has been no exception! We rely entirely on charitable donations to fund our vital work and so we can’t thank the Figaro Owners Club enough for their fantastic efforts.”

If you wish to support Kevin and Sue Fagan please text FIGARO to 70580 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message. For more information about Young Lives vs Cancer’s work go to www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk

ENDS

Notes to Editor

About cancer in children and young people

Today, 12 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

About Young Lives vs Cancer

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn to, no one to talk to.

Young Lives vs Cancer is the charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. The charity’s social workers offer specialist, empowering support, its Homes from Home offer families a free place to stay nearby to the child’s hospital and grants help families to navigate the costs of cancer. We’ve been there before. We’ll face it all, together.

For more information visit www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk

Note to sub editors

Always use our name in full: Young Lives vs Cancer and write it with only the Y, L and C capitalised. But don’t capitalise ‘vs’.

‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ should be not be abbreviated – it’s not “Young Lives” for short, nor “YLvC”

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