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Supercars return to Wilton House to support Stars Appeal 

Lord Pembroke is hosting one of the largest displays of Supercars in the country at Wilton House on Saturday August 14, to raise funds for his charity, the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.

Over 100 of the world’s most expensive and exotic cars are expected to be there with owners coming from across the country to take part in this special show. Lord Pembroke will be exhibiting his own Bugatti Veyron, an 8 litre, 16 cylinder supercar capable of 252mph. Other cars expected to be on show include McLaren, Pagani, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Last year’s event attracted an estimated 6,000 people.

Alongside the Supercar event, there will also be a Trade Fair and Motor Show taking place. Top dealers, including Bentley and Mercedes, will have their vehicles on show and there will be a host of other stands offering motor accessories, clothing and related goods.

Lord Pembroke said: "We are delighted to be hosting the Supercar Day for the second year running. Last year’s show was a great success for visitors and for the money raised for the Stars Appeal. This year we hope to do even better."

Dave Cates, Director of the Stars Appeal said: "We are hugely grateful to our President, Lord Pembroke, and Wilton Estate for supporting us through this exciting event. It will help us towards our fundraising for a dedicated Children’s area in the Accident and Emergency department and a Family Accommodation Unit for the parents and siblings of premature and critically ill babies."

‘Supercars at Wilton House’ runs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, August 14. Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children. More details can be found by visiting Advanced tickets are available at Wilton House Admissions or online at

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The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people across South Wiltshire, North and East Dorset and West Hampshire who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. Thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal has already funded a number of projects, including special treatment and diagnostic equipment for premature and critically-ill babies and a highly advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.

The Appeal’s current major project is the Caring 4 Kids campaign, which aims to fund a range of new facilities and equipment to make life better for thousands of local children in Hospital. These include:

  • A self-contained family unit attached to the Hospital’s special care baby unit (NICU), which will provide parents' accommodation, play rooms and educational facilities for mums, dads and siblings. Currently, many parents face long journeys to visit their babies, but this much needed new facility will enable them to stay close at hand and spend vital additional time with their newborn child.
  • A dedicated children’s waiting and treatment area for the thousands of children that attend the Accident and Emergency department each year.

Thanks to the support of local people, the Stars Appeal Caring 4 Kids campaign has already raised £1 million to fund extras, including ‘home from home’ rooms, multi-sensory equipment and play areas within the Hospital’s new Children’s Unit, that is due to open in December 2010.


For further information, please contact:

Hannah Paye
Fundraising Co-ordinator
The Stars Appeal
Salisbury District Hospital.
Tel: 01722 429005.;

Jane Stevens-Smith
Wilton House
Tel: 01722 746714





Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:08 
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