Some of the largest crowds ever seen at Junction One shopping outlet were witnessed on Sunday 21 August when a high quality selection of more than 300 cars converged on the County Antrim venue for the ReallyMeanSounds.com (RMS) 10th birthday celebrations!
Organised in aid of Arthritis Care (Northern Ireland), a total of 3,300 was raised for the charity, which provides support to those who suffer with arthritis, as well as their families and friends.
Show organiser, Graham Curry, together with his partner Jo, spent many months planning the show. Thanks to their hard work, a spectacular selection of road, race, rally and drift cars was on display.
“I have always wanted to raise some well needed funds for Arthritis Care N.I.,” said show organiser, Graham Curry. “Being involved in the car scene for many years, I wanted to host a car event.”
“This show wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Junction One as well as many other businesses and individuals,” Curry continued. “I was amazed at the turn out. Even a couple of showers failed to dampen spirits, and the total amount raised will be a great help to the charity. Thank you to everybody who attended and supported the show.”
Andy Cooper, who set up and runs RMS, said, “The RMS 10th Birthday show was an unprecedented success, and the feedback on the event has been overwhelmingly positive, with everyone asking if it will become an annual occurrence! Thanks to all who helped make it undoubtedly the show of the year.”
Marcus Cooper, Fundraising Manager, Arthritis Care Northern Ireland, said, “Arthritis Care N.I. was delighted to be involved in such a successful event. Graham and Jo worked extremely hard and I would like to thank them very much.”
“Our thanks also go to all of the enthusiastic car owners who came along on the day, the exhibitors, sponsors and everyone at RMS. To have raised 3,300 is magnificent and could allow us to take 11 young people with arthritis away on one of our life-changing activity weekends.”
If you would like further information about Arthritis Care N.I. and their work, visit www.arthritiscare.org.uk