Car show to raise funds for or­phans

Come along and help car club raise funds for or­phaned chil­dren

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THEY might sound tough, but the Ruff ‘n’ Tuff Car Club has a softer side.

Af­ter hear­ing the plight of two young chil­dren left in the care of their grand­par­ents af­ter los­ing their mum and dad, mem­bers have stepped in to help.

Freddy James, 7, and his sis­ter Eve­lyn, 5, were or­phaned when their mum Danielle was killed in a car crash in Bund­aberg ear­lier this year.

Trag­i­cally, they lost their dad to leukaemia just two years be­fore.

Bryan Hardy Club sec­re­tary We want to give them a hand. We thought it was a good cause

In a bid to help the fam­ily, mem­bers will use their an­nual char­ity car show and swap meet to raise funds for the chil­dren.

Club sec­re­tary Bryan Hardy has ap­pealed to the com­mu­nity to sup­port the kids by com­ing along to fam­ily-friendly car show this week­end at the Biggen­den show­grounds.

“We want to give them a hand. We thought it was a good cause to go to,” he said.

“This year has a lot more re­sponse be­cause of what we’re do­ing it for. I hope to give them $5000 at least if we can.

“We’ve got the sup­port of busi­nesses in spon­sor­ship, now need to get peo­ple to come and make a good day of it.”

Mr Hardy said pro­ceeds would be do­nated to the chil­dren’s trust fund, which would give them an op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess a de­cent ed­u­ca­tion and other future needs.

The gates open from 6am Satur­day for a fam­ily fun day out with mar­kets, an­tique en­gine and car dis­plays, a burnout com­pe­ti­tion, kids’ en­ter­tain­ment, food stalls and more.

Overnight camp­ing will be avail­able with bar­be­cue and bar fa­cil­i­ties op­er­at­ing on Fri­day night.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

HELP­ING OUT: Trevor Knust, of Coal­stoun Lakes, showed his pride and joy at last year’s Ruff ‘n’ Tuff Car Club show and swap meet at Biggen­den.

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