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As you many of us are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken away some of our most loved classic car events this year.
LSMOC wanted to give something back to the hard working staff of the NHS during this time and decided to start an NHS fundraiser over what would have been our London To Brighton weekend in May.
We had a fantastic Virtual L2B and created some unique limited edition NHS Run Plaques, Window Stickers and Grille Badges. We also had a charity auction for what would have been one of our 2020 trophies.
Thanks to your support we raised an amazing £8000!
After discussions as a committee, I can reveal that we have chosen to support TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity.
Mini-lovers from across London and Surrey have been raising money for the national charity to help support the wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance staff.
Throughout 2020, members of the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club (LSMOC), the largest regional Mini club in the UK, and host of the world-famous London to Brighton Mini run, have raised money for TASC to give something back to the hardworking ambulance staff after a particularly tough year during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The club, which formed in 1984 and now has over 800 members, had to cancel this year’s London to Brighton run, but instead held a virtual event with exclusive limited-edition merchandise, and a trophy charity auction to raise money for TASC.
Nathan Clifford, LSMOC’s Chairman, said:
“This year more than ever before, ambulance staﬀ across the country found themselves in dangerous and unprecedented situations. Having to adapt at short notice to new ways of working and some even being separated from loved ones in order to continue responding to life threatening calls.
Ambulance staﬀ are often ﬁrst on scene after a 999 call, putting themselves in harms way to provide high quality clinical care in a patient’s home or in public. This year, ambulance staﬀ have and continue to provide care during what is the biggest pandemic of our lifetime. After discussions as a committee we decided to support TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity.”
TASC is a national charity that is dedicated to caring for the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of the UK’s ambulance staff, their family members and ambulance service volunteers. The charity provides information, guidance and treatment services throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other UK dependencies like Gibraltar and the Isle of Wight.
Formed in 2015, demand for TASC’s services is growing year-on-year and in 2019/20, the midlands-based charity provided 56% more interventions than the previous year and saw a 42% increase in the number of people who needed mental health support.
Helen Poole, a TASC Trustee, said:
“The job ambulance staff do can be stressful even in normal times, but the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic have made things even harder for them. TASC’s work provides an important lifeline for the ambulance community when they’re in need and right now it’s more important than ever that TASC is here to care for those who care for us.
I and my fellow TASC trustees are very grateful to all the members of the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club for their support and effort to raise vital funds for TASC. With their help, we can continue to provide crucial wellbeing services to ensure that ambulance staff are healthy, strong and ready to be there for us in our time of need.”
At 3.30pm on Sunday 6th December, Helen received a donation cheque from Nathan Clifford and LSMOC committee members at a ceremony in Hyde Park’s Triangle car park featuring a few of the club’s Minis.
LSMOC Donate £8000 to The Ambulance Service Staff Charity
Dear Mini Fans,
The London & Surrey Mini Owners Club have taken the difficult decision to reschedule the upcoming October 2020, 35th annual London to Brighton Mini Run to Sunday 16th May 2021.
After following Government and medical advice regarding social distancing, we have considered the logistics and legalities of putting on the event this year; ultimately, we cannot guarantee the safety and wellbeing of all L2B participants.
Bromley Council are not allowing any large- scale events at Crystal Palace Park for the remainder of the year. Madeira Drive in Brighton has also been closed since the beginning of the UK lockdown and there appears to be no prospect of it reopening in time for the planned event in October; so ultimately the decision has been ‘taken out of our hands’.
We know this will be a huge disappointment to the whole Mini Community, but the good news is that we are already planning an extra special 35th annual London to Brighton Mini Run for everyone to look-forward to in 2021!
If you already have a ticket for this year’s L2B, then you will be automatically able to use it at the rescheduled 35th annual L2B on Sunday 16th May 2021.
We will not be selling any more tickets for next year’s event as per usual in mid-late January through www.minispares.com, as the event remains fully sold-out. If you require a ticket, you can add your name to the official waiting list for the 2021’s L2B by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org
To view our updated FAQs, click here
We look forward to seeing you all at the L2B next year!
The London & Surrey Mini Owners Club Committee
LSMOC London To Brighton Covid-19 Update
Our new LSMOC shop is now open...
Find a range of products branded with the UK's largest regional mini club including:
Coats & Hats
And much more! more products added all the time.
Why not check it out?
LSMOC Shop - Now Open!
LSMOC Featured In Mini World - LNYDP 2019
After another successful year at the LNYDP, London & Surrey Mini Owners Club received special mention in the January edition of Mini World. We are always privileged as a club to be invited to take part in this fantastic parade in the best city in the world.
It is always fantastic to see the overwhelming support from the public along with the over subscription from members year on year.
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Online Membership Coming Soon
We have been working hard to develop our online membership application. We intend to have single membership, joint membership and membership renewals available online.
Membership will now be available to pay via PayPal and we are sorting out the final tweaks to make being a member of LSMOC as simple as possible, leaving less time on admin and more time enjoying what we're all here for!
Show ‘N’ Shine
Anyone who wishes to enter the the 2019 Show ‘N’ Shine, please wait for your ticket to arrive to add your official ticket number to your application. Applications are available to download from the Show ‘N’ Shine page. Please remember, places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you need to make any changes to the details you provided when you purchased your tickets please wait until you have received your ticket so you can provide the correct ticket number. Please send all ticket enquiries to email@example.com and NOT Minispares.
To apply for the reserve list you must email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject put Waiting List 2019. We require your name and email address. No reserve tickets will be released for at least six (6) weeks to allow for the original batch to be processed and sent out. First come, first served.
Ticket price will remain the same at £36.50 including P&P. Payment will be via PayPal and may be subject to additional PayPal fees.
Show 'N' Shine, Ticket Changes & Reserve List
Club Shop Now Live!
The all new London & Surrey Mini Owners Club shop, hosted my PBLeisurewear is now live.
The shop contains a host of new LSMOC merchendice including -
Polo / T-Shirts
Hats / Beanies
Coats & Accessories
Tickets for the London To Brighton Mini Run 2019 have sold out. Thank you to all that purchased.
Tickets were sold out in 10.5 hours!
What Do I Do Now?
Sit back & relax - Tickets will be posted up to 4-6 weeks after online application and payment has been received.
You only have 118 days to get your car ready!
What If I was Unsuccessful?
Even if you didn't get a ticket you can still join us on the Sunday in Brighton. There is plenty of public parking in Brighton including two large multi-story car parks and official L2B 2019 merchandise will be available to purchase including t-shirts, plaques and window stickers.
(Any tickets returned or unwanted may become available via LSMOC)
As always, any questions or enquires - email@example.com.
London To Brighton Tickets Sold Out!
IMPORTANT UPDATE - L2B Run Booklet
Due to a technical error, ticket order emails contain a link to the wrong run booklet.
The correct run booklet can be downloaded here
Please accept our apologies
The London To Brighton is always an overwhelmingly popular event. Due to the expected demand for tickets, LSMOC and the official ticket provider - Minispares can only announce that tickets will go on sale after 12:00 (Midday). This is to safeguard the website and Minispares system from crashing due to demand.
Whilst we understand this may be inconvenient, this is the only way to safeguard their system and provide fair access to ticket sales.
London To Brighton Ticket Release Time
The first edition of the new LSMOC newsletter was launched today. Sent to our current 75 online subscribers, the newsletter intends to keep you in the loop and give you snippets of what we have coming up
Thank you to everyone that has subscribed.
LSMOC Newsletter Launched
LSMOC Early Access Tickets No Longer Available
Early access tickets to the 2019 London to Brighton Mini Run are no longer available to London & Surrey Mini Owners Club Members.
Tickets will now only be available through our sponsor, Minispares, on Sunday 20th January 2019. Tickets will be available from their website - www.minispares.com.
Sale time TBC....
The all new members cars section has been launched.
If you wish to have your car in our gallery then please email any submissions to - firstname.lastname@example.org
New Members Cars Section Launched
The all new London To Brighton website is now launched!
An all new space to find all of your L2B information including -
Show 'N' Shine
We're trying to make your London To Brighton experience as easy as possible by adding all information in one place! But, if you cant find what your looking for, you can use our all new contact information and online forms on lsmoc.co.uk
New London To Brighton Website Launched
Welcome to the new and improved LSMOC Online!
Please bare with us while we work behind the scenes to bring you the best LSMOC and Mini content we can. We are working hard to bring you the best up to date information and create the ultimate one stop shop for all your LSMOC related questions and queries including -
All new events section with new interactive calendar to make it easier than ever
Access to our members only publication - Mini Torque
Members Cars section to show off your pride and joy
A forum to help and inspire other like minded members
A new shop for LSMOC Merchandise
A new website to provide all the very latest information about the London To Brighton
New online subscriptions with newsletter
Coupled with a new, modern design and updated graphics we want to bring you the best of LSMOC at your fingertips