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Monday, July 21, 2014

Apply now to become a volunteer marshal at Ormskirk MotorFest

Do you want to have a great day out and help to make one of the North West’s biggest free family events an even bigger success?

The fantastic Ormskirk MotorFest returns to the streets on Sunday 24 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and make this wonderful event go smoothly.

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the free motoring extravaganza, which will feature between 250 and 300 classic and competition vehicles from all eras of motoring. These will be on display in Aughton Street, Moor Street and Coronation Park.

Organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to help with activities, particularly with the parade laps which are due to take place in the afternoon. Some can assist in the morning, or they can stay all day to help out.

The Ormskirk MotorFest is a free event organised by Aintree Circuit Club, supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.

Councillor David Griffiths, portfolio holder for town and village centres, said: “The Ormskirk MotorFest is a wonderful occasion and by volunteering as a marshal you can enjoy the wonderful experience of helping to make the day memorable for everyone.”

Mike Ashcroft, Aintree Circuit Club chairman, said: “We want more people living and working in West Lancashire to become involved in the MotorFest and a great way to do that is to volunteer to become a marshal. So please sign up as soon as you can to become part of the team making this fantastic event a reality.”

Marshals will be needed in the morning to help ensure vehicles safely arrive at their allocated display positions. The marshals will need to be there at 7.30am for this task, and will be expected to attend a briefing on this before the day of MotorFest.

Once all the vehicles are in place, which will be by 10am, there is a break period before the parades in the afternoon. Marshals will then be on duty to assist vehicles to get out onto the parade route and to be positioned at locations around the course to ensure the cavalcade goes smoothly.

For the parades marshals will need to report to the marshals’ centre by 12.30pm as they will need to register first and attend a marshals’ briefing before going out on post for 2pm. All the volunteer marshals all receive a refreshment voucher.

If you want to volunteer to be a marshal please apply as soon as possible by emailing the marshals.

Teenagers under 18 can apply but will need a responsible adult with them on the day.

There is still time to enter your car into the Ormskirk MotorFest to be displayed at Ormskirk MotorFest. For an entry form please go to Ormskirk Motorfest (external link)  

To become a MotorFest sponsor please call please call Colin Brady on 01695 585125, or contact Mike Ashcroft email or tel 01744 746 706 (bus) or 07821 230 961 (m).

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