Van fans meet up in Skegness to raise cash for good cause

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Organiser Ray Lancaster of Louth. Photo: MSKP-090918-1 ANL-180921-133212001
Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Organiser Ray Lancaster of Louth. Photo: MSKP-090918-1 ANL-180921-133212001

A meeting of van enthusiasts in Skegness offered a day of fun activities for all ages - while raising cash for charity in the process.

The fifth annual Van Revolution meet-up took place at Pine Tree’s Leisure Park and campsite - attracting around 120 van owners.

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Walter Mangnall of Loughborough with his dog Jonny. Photo: MSKP-090918-13. ANL-180921-133321001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Walter Mangnall of Loughborough with his dog Jonny. Photo: MSKP-090918-13. ANL-180921-133321001

Attractions included competitions and activities for children, a ‘show and shine’ contest for van owners, and a trophy presentation. There was also a raffle draw, jumble sale and trade stalls for visitors to browse.

In the evening, 68 van owners took part in a drive out through Skegness followed by a light show back at the campsite - with one van boasting an impressive 3,000 LED lights.

Organiser Ray Lancaster said: “It was absolutely brilliant. Each year it has got bigger and better.”

Funds raised at the event are still being counted, but will be donated to the British Porphyria Association - a charity helping those born with a genetic porphyria disorder, which can affect the skin or nervous system.

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Roland Thorpe of Kent. Photo:  MSKP-090918-17. ANL-180921-133351001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Roland Thorpe of Kent. Photo: MSKP-090918-17. ANL-180921-133351001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Gavin Hagerty of Gillingham with his sensory bus for austistic children. Photo: MSKP-090918-23 ANL-180921-133419001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Gavin Hagerty of Gillingham with his sensory bus for austistic children. Photo: MSKP-090918-23 ANL-180921-133419001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Darren Hopcroft of Llangollon, Wales, with his son Bobby Hopcroft 13. Photo: MSKP-090918-19 ANL-180921-133405001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Darren Hopcroft of Llangollon, Wales, with his son Bobby Hopcroft 13. Photo: MSKP-090918-19 ANL-180921-133405001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Shaun Lewin of Rotherham with his mobile shop van. Photo: MSKP-090918-31 ANL-180921-133450001

Van Revolution meet at Pine Trees Leisure Park, Skegness. Shaun Lewin of Rotherham with his mobile shop van. Photo: MSKP-090918-31 ANL-180921-133450001