This year’s Heritage Car, Truck, Bike and Machinery Show has helped Partners in Care Together make a difference with a meaningful donation.
The event has gone from strength to strength with gate numbers over 2,500 in 2023.
The recent show’s success was a credit to the community focussed organisers, Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club raising $5,200 for local hospital foundation Partners in Care Together.
Organiser Ian Jefferyes said each year, along with providing the community with a fantastic day out checking out vehicles of all makes and models, the group also prided themselves on raising funds for community organisations.
“Some years ago, the Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club decided that as our contribution to National Motoring Heritage Day we would hold a Heritage Car, Bike, Truck and Machinery Show, this falls in May each year.” Ian said.
“We also decided to support Rotary Lodge and Partners in Care Together, as our selected charity because they are local (and for) the work that they do, and the fact that one of our members was a volunteer driver for the organisation.
“(We’ve been) supporting the foundation since 2019, so far we have raised over $15,000”
Partners in Care Together Chair Trish Mears said they were thankful for the support from the local group.
“We are thrilled to have the ongoing support of the Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club and thank them for their very kind donation,” she said.
“As well as being long term supporters of the foundation, one of their members John Burrage is a valued volunteer of Partners in Care Together, driving the community car.
“So, it’s wonderful that the Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club supports us not only with monetary donations, but with their valuable time and expertise”.
The funds raised from the recent Heritage Car, Bike, Truck and Machinery Show will go towards providing much needed equipment at the Bundaberg Hospital.