Elise Garden Party 06 – Sneak Preview

Seems summer is upon us again and once again one of the hottest tickets on the Lotus radar is to the Elise Garden Party. This year’s annual charity event is to include dinner at a country residence followed by a speech with Autocar’s Alan Henry. Attending as guest of honour is ex Team Lotus driver Martin Donnelly who will follow supper by assisting the auctioneers, which include Brian Lister, before mingling with the guests.

The fun and jollity continues the next day either with Andy Walsh on North Weald’s hallowed tarmac or at TDH Classics in Maldon (Restorer of Exotica) for those looking for a restful start to Sunday morning. Then all roads converge to Hedingham Castle to shoot the breeze, enjoy some hog roast and admire the cars before getting down to the serious business of raising funds.



















The day exists to benefit the very worthy Little Haven Children’s Hospice in Essex. The good news is EGP05 raised £4300 but this gives a hard target to beat for 2006…. The hospice receives little government money and is heavily dependant on donations to fund its work having lost lottery funding for 2006. Target for 06 is £5000.

The bad news is no further invitations can be offered for 2006 and such is the popularity of the event that the reserve list is longer than the list of attendees! However we are still looking for benefactors to donate items and seeking on-line donations for this very worthy cause. Links to the hospice donations site can be found on the “About Little Havens” Page  – so please be generous!