The Hope Classic Rally is a unique event created by a group of classic car enthusiasts who wanted to put their passion to good use by creating investment capital for vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Now in its fifth year, this two-day event has raised over £1.1m for WeSeeHope and their Village Investors Programme, which introduces self-funding savings and loans groups to African communities, enabling adults and young people to learn skills, start their own business and dramatically improve their lives. These groups create a multiplier effect that brings change to the wider communities and specifically benefits the orphaned and vulnerable children they care for.
The self-funding micro-finance model has chimed with the ‘start up’ entrepreneur, private equity and venture capitalist community, which understands the challenges associated with setting up businesses, investing savings for initial working capital and then driving momentum and growth. Its involvement with the Village Investors Programme has been of immeasurable value.
Our guests share an interest in the love of old cars. This has helped The Hope Classic Rally become a successful movement of enthusiasts, committed to putting their cars to good use to raise capital, and then encouraging other like-minded people to join the community.
The premise of the rally is simple: enthusiasts donate their cars for other enthusiasts to drive. They are some of the most beautiful cars ever built: almost everything you can imagine from a Ferrari 250SWB to a racing XK 120 to a Mercedes Benz Gullwing. Beautiful historic cars from Maranello and Stuttgart helping to improve the lives of children in Africa.
We invite you to come and enjoy being part of the movement, and, if you are inspired by the work of WeSeeHope, you are welcome to make a donation to support the charity.
“At the Hope Classic Rally, we may be celebrating the past and what’s great about motoring, but in doing so we are hopeful and confident that we will do a lot of good for the future as well through WeSeeHope.”
Itinerary 14-15th JUNE 2019
To mark our fifth anniversary, we are delighted to be taking our guests track-to-track for the first time, form the historic Brooklands to the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit.
The Rally will begin with a parade lap of the Brooklands track, before setting off on our specially designed route through the Surrey Hills and rolling South Downs towards Goodwood Motor Circuit where our guests will have the exclusive opportunity to drive the iconic Festival of Speed Hillclimb, a delight for any motorsport enthusiast.
Tickets for the 2019 Hope Classic Rally are NOW AVAILABLE. Please get in touch via the contact form below to find out about how to register.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Hope Classic Rally for their fifth anniversary year. We appreciate how powerful it is to bring the classic car community together to raise funds and awareness for a cause like WeSeeHope, and we are proud to partner with an event that is committed to driving sustainable change for vulnerable children and young people.”
A few of the cars that our guests drove at the 2018 Hope Classic Rally.
Mercedes 300 SL
Jaguar XK 150
Ferrari 250 pf cabriolet
Aston Martin DB5
Ferrari 250 GT SWB
HOW YOUR SUPPORT WILL CREATE REAL HOPE
WeSeeHope supports orphaned and vulnerable children living in extreme poverty in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Over the last 19 years, the organisation has developed an approach that most effectively brings the widest and most long-term change to these children. Introducing programmes that tackle the challenges prevalent in isolated communities where parents and guardians struggle to provide for, protect and educate their children, WeSeeHope works with local project partners to:
- Provide access to education
- Give emotional and social support to vulnerable children
- Support child headed households
- Teach communities about child rights and protection
- Deliver vocational and business skills training for young people
- Establish income generating activities to sustain communities
To support and underpin these social and educational programmes, WeSeeHope creates savings and loans groups through its Village Investors Programme (VIP), which enables members to save money, set up businesses and earn a regular income. In doing so, the VIP helps to address the financial challenges that can cause children to drop out of school, be pushed into forms of child labour, abused and exploited. By economically empowering parents and guardians, WeSeeHope develops a foundation from which communities can not only support themselves and their children, but thrive in doing so.
Thanks to the Hope Classic Rally, WeSeeHope is reaching more communities and creating hopeful, sustainable futures for more children and young people than ever before.
“The Hope Classic Rally has not only enabled Icon to join a community of classic car enthusiasts but also to develop a real passion for WeSeeHope’s work.”