Shift Automotive’s annual charity car and bike run will this year support the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal, with the organisers hoping it will be their biggest gathering yet.
Now in its fourth year, the event sees car and bike enthusiasts from across the region unite to appreciate remarkable vehicles and raise money for a good cause.
Shift Automotive owners Kirstin and Brad Trimble said they felt privileged to contribute to such a meaningful cause.
“During our charity run, we're beyond grateful to raise funds for Christmas assistance while engaging the community in a fun activity that many enjoy,” Kirstin said.
“We've selected the Mayor's Christmas Appeal to ensure that our community directly benefits from the funds and donations.
“This appeal raises money to create food hampers, bringing joy to local residents who could use some extra support during the holiday season.”
Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey said he was delighted Shift Automotive had decided to donate the proceeds from their charity run to the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal this year.
“It’s fantastic to see the region’s car and bike enthusiasts getting together to raise funds for people in the community who need help this Christmas,” he said.
“This will be a wonderful community event, and the funds raised for the appeal will help us reach even more people who are in need.”
Shift Automotive Christmas Charity Car and Bike Run
The charity car and bike run will be held on Sunday 10 December, with cruise attendees gathering at 7 am at Shift Automotive, 1 Turner Street, Bundaberg.
Participants will then follow the cruising course out to Bargara and across to Elliott Heads to meet at around 8 am on the foreshore where there will be raffles, prize draws, food vans, an ice cream truck and more.
Kirstin said there was no need for participants to pre-register, and they can join the run either at the beginning, or on the Elliott Heads foreshore at the end.
“Everyone is welcome, regardless of their vehicle's show worthiness, and donations are optional,” she said.
“This year, we're thrilled to generate funds through the sale of raffle tickets.
“We have an incredible lineup of prizes generously donated by local businesses, ready to be won!”
There will also be prizes for the best Christmas themed person, car, and bike.
For more information on the car and bike run, check the event Facebook page or contact Shift Automotive on 4196 0730.
The Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal raises funds to provide food hampers for local residents in need of a helping hand to make their Christmas special.