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EYTCC Chairman Taken to Hospital from Burton Constable event.
I thought I would just post an update here, as some people have been enquiring about my health, after hearing that I was taken ill, mid afternoon at our Burton Constable event.
It would appear that a combination of things, triggered by the heat, and lack of suitable hydration etc., caused me to have symptoms that seemed to indicate I was about to pass out, along with some intermittent uncontrollable shaking. I tried to cool down a bit in the shade, but ended up laying down on the grass (so as not to fall down) and embarrassingly had to be helped by the Hall’s first aider. I say embarrassingly, as I have been our clubs first aider for around the last 3 years.
The Hall’s staff telephoned for an ambulance, but was told it would be around 4 hours. So our club Secretary, Bill Barratt kindly took me to Beverley Hospital. Unlike HRI A&E, I was seen relatively quickly, and put in a room on a trolley bed, with a cooling fan, and drinking water. Meanwhile, my Brother-in-law, drove my Landy home.
After a while, I was checked over by a doctor, and discharged as okay, with advice to keep checks on my blood pressure. I’m pleased to report that I’m back to my normal self, and was able to chair our committee meeting, the following evening. In future, I will have to be a little more careful with my health – and I’m just rather embarrassed about the inconveniences I may have caused.
Thank you to all that helped, and to those whom enquired, and had wished me a speedy recovery. Also, a very big ‘thank you’ to all who volunteered their time to assist at the event.
Those of you who attended will know that the Hall had relocated us to a better location, and we had also been testing some new procedures. Generally, the event was a great success, although we have since discussed at our committee’s debrief, a few procedural matters which will require some modifications for future Burton Constable events. Often, some matters only come to light, through trial and error, and the main thing is, that we learn from any mistakes or oversights, and of course build on our strengths.
Mark Andrew Elvidge – EYTCC Chairman
East Coast Run – Judging results here
All those members who are pre-booked for this event, should hopefully receive through the post, Event Class rear-view mirror hangers, new vehicle/member ID (tax disc style) disc(s) and a EYTCC membership card.
The disc – if you have more than one vehicle – are not vehicle specific at this stage, so if you have say two vehicles, and two discs, they can be put in whichever vehicle. We will be able to tie in specific vehicles to discs later, with our entry scanners.
Please can you make sure you have the discs fitted (where possible) and the hangers, hanging from your rear-view mirror, at the points of entry – at East Park and Sewerby fields – at the East Coast Run, to enable us to speed up the flow of entry. If like me, your vehicle has a split-windscreen, then you may need to exercise a little bit of creativity, so that the event marshals can readily read your details.
Other members, not yet in receipt of these items, will receive them in the near future.
Coming Soon: Commemorative Video – Celebrating 50 years of the East Coast Run – more info..
Vacancy – Events Team
We are looking for someone to join our Events Team in this voluntary role. If you have a love for the EYTCC, events, and/or classic vehicles and would like to get involved with the organisation of event bookings – then please get in touch! More details here.
Burton Agnes Hall Vintage Rally – Marie Curie charity
This event was an all round success! The weather stayed rain-free, and the sun made more appearances as the day progressed. We had a good turnout, despite earlier less favourable forecasts, and a good majority of members remained until mid/late afternoon – which is always appreciated, and important to the clubs reputation with our hosts.
There was a little confusion with conflicting entry signs, intended for public visitors, and not placed by ourselves., this will be addresses for future events.
A big ‘thank you’ to all of the volunteer marshals – whom without your support, the day wouldn’t be such a success as it was.
We were aware of a minority, who attempted (and in some cases, maybe succeeded) to not pay as a late entrant – which is disappointing, as those payments were meant solely for the charity. There was even one Muppet, who had arrived very early, and placed a relatively modern vehicle, in a prominent position, with ‘for sale’ details on it. Worse still, was a ‘late admissions’ form, placed on the dash – which was not issued by us. This person was obviously trying to use our event, to advertise their vehicle – which is totally unacceptable – and will be investigated further. Next year, we will tighten up on our admittance procedure to ensure no repeats of these problems.
On a positive note, the event raised a total of £1,215.14 – for the Marie Curie charity. This breaks down as follows..
Donation from EYTCC – £700.00
Raffle – £183.50
Cake Stalll – £226.15
Goblet – £5.49
Mike and Kay, organisers of the fundraising – sends their ‘huge thank you’ to all that attended and contributed.
EYTCC Secretery, Bill Barrat – presenting the £700 to the charity fundraisers
- We now have a free classifieds section, accessible from the top main menu bar.
- We have now added a recruitment page for volunteer marshals (under the ‘About’ page menu – ‘supporting services’)
- We have just added a new section, to list other (non-EYTCC) events – which anyone can add to: here
- We have added two extra services to our events section, accessible from the drop-down menu, under ‘Events’. First, a ‘get directions’ which will help anyone plan their route options to an event, using Google maps. The other, is information pertaining to various event locations, with a 4-day forecast. So what will it be – hood up, or hood down?!