Kop Hill Climb revs up for exciting new future

Ownership of the Kop Hill Climb classic car event has transferred from Heart of Bucks Community Foundation to a newly created local organisation – Kop Hill Charity.

The link-up with the community foundation has been a great success, with more than £1million being raised for good causes in the Princes Risborough area.

But now, recognising the growing success of the event, the new charity has been formed.

Kop Hill Charity will continue to support the local community and good causes with grants, using the funds raised through the annual Climb event.

Henry Allmand, CEO of Heart of Bucks Community Foundation, said: ‘We are delighted to have supported the creation of Kop Hill Charity, a new endeavour that will continue the legacy of providing much-needed financial support to local good causes.

‘The Kop Hill Climb event, a long-standing fixture in the motoring calendar nationally, raises a significant amount of money each year.

‘Our enthusiastic support for the event, and the many amazing volunteers who make it all possible each year, will continue with pride as we hand over the baton to the trustees of the new Kop Hill Charity.”

Linda Cannon Clegg (pictured), Chair of the Board of Trustees of the new charity, said: ‘On behalf of everyone involved in the Kop Hill Climb event, we extend our thanks to all at Heart of Bucks for their support and guidance over the years of our
partnership, and we look forward to continuing that supportive relationship as we look to the future.’

The vintage motoring event is organised and made possible by a team of enthusiastic volunteers and has raised an impressive £1,085,000 since its revival in 2009.

This year’s event takes place on the 14 and 15 of September at Princes Risborough.

Photo Linda Cannon Clegg, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Kop Hill Charity, and Henry Allmand, CEO Heart of Bucks, at Kop Hill Climb last year.