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Presentation of £1000 to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity donated by Tavern Motor Club and the competitors of the Cotswold Historic Road Rally

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Left to right: Martin Clark (TMC President), Gavin Rogers (TMC Chairman), Joe Hughes (GWAAC Charity Team), Dave Milkins (TMC Committee member, Denise Desbois (TMC Secretary)

On the 20th October Tavern Motor Club were able to formally present a ‘cheque’ for £1000 to GWAAC.  This donation was jointly raised by the competitors of the Cotswold Historic Road Rally, an event the club organised earlier this year, and Tavern MC. 

Part of our visit was talk by Joe Hughes, their Charity Team Corporate & Community Organiser.  He explained that there is a misconception by the public that the helicopter is a fast means of transport to get injured people to hospital, mostly from remote locations.  This is only partly true.  The personnel on the helicopter are highly trained in critical care and once they have arrived at an emergency, they give medical care to the patient on the ground including some complex procedures normally associated with the hospital operating theatre then stabilise them before then taking them to the nearest hospital. 

Unfortunately, the helicopter was out on a call for the duration of our visit, so we presented our ‘cheque’ to Joe with the three rapid response vehicles as a backdrop.

Bowldown Farms of Tetbury whose land was used for the two Babdown Farm

tests and scrutineering also donated £150 to GWAAC.


Tavern MC also donated £1000 to the Wilshire Air Ambulance.

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Who are we?

Tavern Motor Club was started in 1963 by a group of Rallying enthusiasts many of who are still involved in Motorsport and Tavern Motor Club.


We are still a club based around Rallying and organise 2 Targa Road Rally events – the Exmoor Targa Rally aimed at the more experienced Road Rally competitor and the Washingpool Targa Rally aimed at Novices, although all competitors are welcome at both events.


We have competitors taking part at all levels of Rallying both in Britain and abroad.


Being an active club, Tavern Motor Club members are regularly out and about helping to organise and marshal events both locally, nationally and internationally.


If you are interested in Rallying and want to be involved come and visit us any Monday night at the

Royal British Legion at Dundry or contact Denise Desbois on

01761 233510 or at denise@desbois.co.uk for more information.

Where we meet

We meet every Monday night except Bank Holidays from about 20:00 here:


Royal British Legion Memorial Hall/106 Dundry Lane, Bristol BS41 8JE

Henri Toivonen and Tavern MC's Paul White on their way to winning the 1980 RAC Rally