The latest participants to be announced forLNYDP 2020 include, Miniture Steamers for Charity, Rotary Club of Great & the Mini Moke Club!
Rotary Club of Great Britain & Ireland
Our wheelchair dancers will have everyone in a spin, on January 1st, as they join Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland’s exciting entry for LNYDP 2020, with some amazing moves, headlined by Rotary’s Purple4Polio Campaign Ambassador, Paralympic wheelchair racer and Polio Survivor Anne Wafula Strike MBE. Their dance routine will capture the lively spirit of the Parade with its vim and vigour.
Our vibrant entry will feature performers wearing the colour purple and include a vintage Steam Traction Engine and trailer with a 1910 Limonaire “Circus” Organ playing music on board. Our Purple4Polio Volkswagen Beetle and Purple4Polio Caterham 7 Racing Car called ” Little Jo” driven by rookie racing driver and Rotarian, Mark Tredwin.
Purple4Polio is our theme as we have never been closer in history to achieving Rotary’s goal of a polio-free world. Rotary is delighted to celebrate “London Loves Life”, the theme for LNYDP 2020 because like London, Rotary is vibrant, diverse and multi-cultural. Rotary is a network of over 1.2 million community volunteers, making a difference to the World that we live in. Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 and is the World’s largest International service organisation, with members in over 200 countries.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland alone has over 1,800 clubs and roughly 50,000 members, all of whom volunteer their time and talents to helping others and we all absolutely love it!
Mini Moke Club
We are all members of the wonderful Moke Club, that has been established for over 26 years and is dedicated to helping members get the most fun from their Mokes and there is a lot of fun to be had from these wonderful and truly iconic cars!
We are from all over the World and we come together to take part in shows, raise money for charities and to enjoy ourselves while keeping the memory of the Moke alive and kicking! We promise that if you ever ride in a Moke, you will have the ride of your life!
The actual name of our wonderful Mini Moke is the subject of much amusement Globally and especially in Australia where the majority of Mokes were built. The word ‘Moke’ is from Donkey, therefore it is often said that we are driving the miniature donkeys of the automotive World!
Miniature Steamers for Charity
Miniature Steamers for Charity was formed in 1996 by the late Mick Beadle. Friends who raised money for charity in a regular basis were asked to form the group for the New Year’s Day Parade in London. At the point in time, all the members had built their engines in home workshops using their engineering backgrounds and taking an average of 2500 hours to complete. The engines are scale replicas of machines built between 1880 and 1930. Neil Bradshaw and Brian Brooks have taken part in the Parade since 1996, this being their 25th Parade.
Of the six engines set to appear at LNYDP 2020, three have been made by their owners and three were purchased and renovated by their present owners.
The turn-of-year tradition, much loved across the Capital and around the World, is eagerly anticipated by participants, tourists and television viewers alike.
The annual event will be the 34th to light up London and will once again generate many hundreds of millions of pounds for businesses, hotels and restaurants along the route.
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