Car show drives up support for two brave children.
FATHER’S Day is generally a solemn occasion for young orphans Freddy and Evelyn James, who lost their dad to leukaemia a couple of years ago.
Earlier this year they tragically lost their mum in a car crash.
But this Father’s Day the youngsters, aged seven and five, received a visit from the Ruff n Tuff Car Club which brought smiles to their little faces.
On Sunday club members came bearing gifts, including a bag full of stuffed toys, two new mattresses and a $9000 cheque, which was raised at the club’s annual charity car show and swap meet.
A further $200 was collected on the day in donation tins, which was also passed on to the family.
Club secretary Bryan Hardy said he was overwhelmed by the community’s generosity.
“It was really good. We ended up with about 1500 people through the gate,” he said.
Mr Hardy said the numbers were up well and truly from last year’s event, which he attributed to people wanting to support the worthy cause.
He said handing over the donated goods and money was emotional.
“It was priceless seeing them get the toys,” he said.
Mr Hardy thanked sponsors and supporters who helped host the car show.
“Bundy, Hervey Bay, Childers, Gayndah, Biggenden ... they all got behind us,” he said.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE: The burnout competition was a popular attraction at the charity car showin honour of orphans, Freddy and Evelyn.
Young Freddy and Evelyn James and their grandmother, Alice Hartelman, received a visit from the Ruff n Tuff Car Club on Sunday, where they were presented with gifts and a $9000 cheque from the proceeds of the charity car show.
There were plenty of beautifully restored cars on show at the Ruff n Tuff charity car show.