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The Early Holden Club of Bundaberg recently held a fundraising vehicle navigation run event which raised over $2000 for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

In honour of the late John Eager the Early Holden Club of Bundaberg recently held a fundraising vehicle navigation run event which raised over $2000 for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The event saw both club members and members of the wider community come together to participate in the navigation run and enjoy a sausage sizzle, auctions and have fun with the ice bucket challenge.

The vehicle navigation run was participated in by over 33 vehicles, where drivers and passengers had to answer questions to get clues to complete the run and make it back to Lions Park North.

Bundaberg Early Holden Club member and one of the fundraiser organisers John Agosta said the fundraiser was a great success, with many people turning out in support and taking part in all activities.

“The day was great and started with everyone meeting at Lions Park North Bundaberg where we held a quick meeting before people took off to do the navigation drive,” John said.

“For this drive, they had to go out to areas such as Innes Park and Bargara, answering questions to get clues along the way to get back to Lions Park North Bundaberg.”

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The Ice Bucket Challenge taking place at the event.

After the navigation drive was complete the fun continued with a range of activities including auctions, raffles and the ice bucket challenge.

“When everyone had returned, we held a sausage sizzle and completed our bric-a-brac auction which saw more money raised for the foundation,” he said.

“The Ice Bucket challenge was a hit with people bidding to tip the ice over different people from our community.

“Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the range of activities and it was great to see not only club members but also other people who may have been impacted by MND support the day.”

John said the MND Foundation was close to his heart having been affected by this within his own family, which prompted him to get involved in the organising of the event.

“It is always one of those things where there are some diseases that get a lot of fundraising and then others where, unless you have been impacted by them, you don’t know much about them,” he said.

“Most people don’t know much about MND until they know someone who has been diagnosed with it.

“It is great to be able to do our part and raise much needed funds to help facilitate research which will hopefully lessen the impact of the disease on those who have been diagnosed and their families.”

Hosting fundraising events like this are vital to increasing awareness of diseases such as MND.

You can find out more about MND here.

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