Mamma Mia! Lymington's Italia Festival was HOT!
Thousands flocked to Lymington on Sunday for the Italia Festival 2017
Thousands flocked to Lymington on a beautifully sunny Sunday 2nd July for a taste of Italy. Now in its fourth year, Lymington's Italia Festival is fast becoming a popular annual attraction for the town and this year raised funds for The Stroke Association.
In the morning, Lymington Yacht Haven welcomed the Ferrari Owners' Club and fifty Ferraris, visitors were able to get a good look at the cars before the grand procession around the town to Lymington's High Street. The Ferraris then parked along the top of the High Street opposite an Italian market selling Italian leather goods and a variety of Italian food.
Throughout the day, thousands of locals and visitors came to admire the Ferraris, try the Italian food and raise funds for national charity The Stroke Association through donations and a raffle.
Lymington & Pennington Town Council’s Town Mayor, Councillor Barry Dunning, was able to present the Stroke Association with a donation of £4000 raised during the day.
"What a stupendous event, even better than last year", said Lymington Mayor, Barry Dunning. "It's fantastic that all 50 cars arrived in convoy into the High Street, which was lined with crowds of people from far & wide – locals, holiday makers, campers and those who travelled miles just to come to this fantastic charity event.
The sound of the Ferrari engines coming up the High Street to great fanfare and car horns was absolutely amazing!"
He added: "There were more Italian stalls than ever selling hot food, ice cream, drink and leather goods , with an array of prices to suit all budgets - and weren’t we extremely luck with the weather."
This annual event is organised by Lymington & Pennington Town Council and the Wessex Ferrari Owners Club.
(Photo: Left-Right: Mayor Barry Dunning, Andrew Peters (Deep Blue Financial) Tammy Angus (Stroke Association), Yvonne Hobbs (Stroke Association) & Rob Heard (Ferrari Club UK).