Morgan Motor Company challenge to be repeated next year

Worcester News: CONTEST: Hollyoaks and former Coronation Street actor Tony Hirst with Sky Sports’ Vicky Gomersall CONTEST: Hollyoaks and former Coronation Street actor Tony Hirst with Sky Sports’ Vicky Gomersall

MALVERN’S Morgan Motor Company says a fund-raising race pitting one of its cars against a steam engine from the Severn Valley Railway was such a success that it hopes to do it all again next year.

The charity challenge, which has raised more than £5,000 for Children in Need, saw Coronation Street and former Hollyoaks actor Tony Hirst steer a Morgan three-wheeler to victory against 125-tonne locomotive Sir Keith Park with Sky Sports presenter Vicky Gomersall on the footplate.

Beverley Moore, of Morgan, said the challenge was a big hit with all involved.

“Both celebrities made a lot of children smile that day,” she said.

“Tony said he was honoured to help such a worthy cause while Vicky said she had the best two days of her life.

“Our thanks go to everyone involved for their support and we are definitely hoping to do it again next year.”

Donations can still be made online at donate.bt.com/CIN12/

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