Cars, Classic Cars, David Manners, david manners group, DMG, Fundraising, Morris Minor, news

Kathy Ling

12970832_961357813948093_6320429143071721585_oKathy Ling has been a member of the Shropshire M.M.O.C since it began 40 years ago, she first discovered Morris Minors when she went on her first date with now husband of 50 years. She remembers the date clearly; having to push a broken down Morris Minor up Coleport Bank in high heels.

In 2000 there was a push for people to do something different, Kathy had always wanted to do a London Marathon. So she took up running and has now been running for 16 years.

When she first started Kathy joined the Wrekin Road Runners and competed in her first run in Wolverhampton with getting lost (29mile), 3 marathons’ all together. Next she went on to the Berlin Run with Wreckin Road Runners which was a 6hr plus run but the people were vey supportive and the atmosphere was great. Kathy also went on to do a London Marathon, a midnight run around Norway, Moscow and St Peters which happened to be her favorite thus far and not stopping there she went on to Reykjavik and did 3 races in one day (impressive).

At 65 she did 3 triathlons but kept falling off the bike due to inner ear problems but that didn’t stop her; she went on to do the Ben Nevis Marathon at -3, which Kathy said “ I wont be doing that again”, this was from Morecombe bay to Grains over sands.

On Kathy’s 70th she had done 124 races over 12 months, her favorite being the More Care Challenge which was a ½ marathon across four different rivers. Kathy informs us that her next run is at the Faroe Islands, which is also a ½ Marathon.

Not forgetting in June Kathy will be running another ½ marathon in June to help raise money for Matthew Cooper who is a 11 year old boy from Telford who during the summer holidays last year became suddenly ill and taken to hospital. Which they later found cancerous tumors on his brain and spine. Matt had major surgery at Birmingham Children Hospital but due to complications suffered strokes, which has left him paralyzed, unable to breathe for himself or talk. Matthew has been there ever since and won’t be allowed home until his house is suitable for his needs. So if you would like to help bring Matthew and his parents get back home then you can sponsor Kathy Ling on her run at the following link.

(https://www.gofundme.com/b8kcagys)

 

 

Classic Cars, David Manners, david manners group, DMG, Driving, events, Morris Minor, news

About: MMCB’s First Morris Minor Open Day 2016

Morris Minor Open Day 2016

Firstly everyone at DMG would like to thank all the people that came to our Morris Minor open day on Saturday 9th April and made it a success, we couldn’t be happier with the response we had and we will definitely be looking to do it again next year.

12977239_961357633948111_5623171423050430696_o

We’d also like to thank local acoustic artists John Langford, David Coughlin and Billy Spake Mon for coming along to entertain our guests on the evening and Alison Elvins from Ducafe for keeping everyone provided with refreshments, which were very much enjoy by our customers and staff. Also Julia Attwood for providing information on insurance and Footman James for their initiative to promote young drivers.

We received some brilliant feedback from our customers

A very good afternoon, a bit chilly and damp later, but it’s April and Britain so about right. A very good turn out, look forward to next year.

Many thanks to the team who organised it all. – Martyn Westley”

“Thank you for having us. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and thank you for the goodie bag, drink and the warm welcome. – Cameron Shaw”

“Please bring it down south- Jordan Partridge”

12970832_961357813948093_6320429143071721585_o12983279_961357520614789_7090539806204013219_o12983896_961357707281437_1542924472729577506_o

Finally thank you to our staff for making arranging the event and making sure it all ran smoothly. (Joy, Vikki, Simon, Mike Lennon, Jack Weston, Paul Grainger, Kevin Emery, Michael Hadley and Kate Manners)

– by Sophie Jones