A car meet of a different kind was held this afternoon for Rum City Rods and Customs members, who rolled their vehicles into the Gracie Dixon Respite Centre to donate special equipment.
Tables, fans, white boards, a wheelchair and four wheelie walkers, coming in at a combined value of more than $4000, were handed over to the centre after the car enthusiasts had fundraised and purchased the equipment.
Secretary of Rum City Rods and Customs Neil Irvine said Gracie Dixon Respite Centre was chosen as the recipient of their annual fundraiser, the Bargara Beach Campout Weekend.
“Rum City Rods and Customs Inc. fundraises annually and donates to a variety of not-for-profit organisations around Bundaberg,” he said.
“This has been a part of the club's charter for the past 30 years.
“This year, we decided not to donate cash and instead supply equipment which was agreed in consultation with Gracie Dixon Respite Centre.”
Bundaberg Regional Council operates the centre from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday.
It provides an enjoyable social program for members who are aged or younger people with a disability.
Carers also benefit by receiving much needed respite from their caring role.
Gracie Dixon donation welcomed
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey thanked the Rum City Rods and Customs members for the generous donation to the Council facility.
“These items and pieces of mobility equipment will assist clients of the respite centre, and their carers, greatly,” he said.
“I would like to thanks the RCRC group for their generosity and for showcasing how caring our community is.
“It is actions like this that really highlight the fantastic, supportive spirit of our region.”
Gracie Dixon staff welcomed the generous donation from the Rum City Rods and Customs Inc group.
Items in the Gracie Dixon donation like the wheelie walkers and wheelchairs are set to make a positive difference to the experiences of not just the centre's clients but the carers as well.