Picture Gallery: Mini mania takes over Midhurst

ONE mum was given the treat of a lifetime in Midhurst as she braves her second battle with cancer.

Devoted son Robert Hadley from Pagham organised more than 80 classic Minis to come together in honour of his mum April Hadley and to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mini mania in Midhurst

Mini mania in Midhurst

Lovingly named April’s Mini Run, the event began at Goodwood for a parade lap around the circuit after gaining the backing of the Earl of March who generously allowed each of the Minis on the track free of charge.

Raising £534 on the day, Robert was thrilled with the support: “The idea came about after mum was diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

“I thought, what can I do? Being a member of a Mini club made me think, why not get some Minis together to raise money? I can’t believe how many people signed up, being the first event.”

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a drink and barbecue at the Royal Oak, with trophies made from engine components from a 1964 Countryman, and raffle prizes including a bottle of whisky from the House of Commons, signed by Ed Miliband.