A VINTAGE hot rod driver is hoping to put a smile on the face of children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses – but he needs a bit of help first.

Brett Pillinger, who has organised the ‘Miles for Smiles’ event this Sunday (May 20), is planning to give around 50 poorly children a ride around in hot rods, classic, vintage and American cars from Prescott in Gloucestershire to Broadway, near Evesham.

To accommodate more children, Mr Pillinger is asking for hot rod and vintage car owners from around the county to offer seats in their vehicles in aid of the charity.

“I need an assortment of cars. I’m after cars that are not your normal type of car,” he said.

“Hot rods, classic, vintage, big cars especially. The more seats the better.”

“I’ve done a few things like this before. It is quite a spectacle.

“Last year, we drove around Prescott race track but this year we thought we would take them for a drive in the country.

“The kids absolutely love it and it makes them so happy.

“It’s something for the families too because they are going through just as much stress.”

To pledge your support and more importantly, your car, call Mr Pillinger 07977128434 or email brettpil@icloud.com.