Club takes part in New Year’s parade

PUBLISHED: 16:16 04 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 May 2010

MINI enthusiasts SAFMINI were among a number of specially selected groups to take part in the world famous New Year s Day Parade in London. The mini club from Saffron Walden raised thousands of pounds for charity at the annual parade s 21st anniversary. M

MINI enthusiasts SAFMINI were among a number of specially selected groups to take part in the world famous New Year's Day Parade in London.

The mini club from Saffron Walden raised thousands of pounds for charity at the annual parade's 21st anniversary.

More than 10,000 people representing 20 countries took part in the parade with around half a million people crammed into the streets to see them.

The two-mile route wound its way through the West End of London taking in landmarks such as Nelson's column, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and the world famous Ritz Hotel.

Since its inception 20 years ago in 1987, the London Parade has raised or donated around two-thirds of a million pounds.

Around 200 million people from around the world tuned in to watch last year's footage of the parade, more than in any other year previously.

SAFMINI, formerly known as the Saffron Walden and Cambridge Mini Club, was set up in 1994 and holds its own annual show at Duxford Imperial War Museum.

They regularly meet at The Plough in Great Chesterford every month, anyone interested in joining should visit their website at www.safmini.com

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