Generous hot rodders
Western Bays Street Rodders Hot Rod Show may have had a few unwanted interruptions but it didn’t stop the people – and money – flooding in.
Western Bays president Eric van Diggele said a fire alarm at North City Shopping Centre on August 31 meant visitors and club members spent more than two hours out of the covered car park where the show was held.
‘‘It didn’t matter too much – the event was still a major success and we got lots of donations,’’ he said.
Each year the Western Bays club ‘‘ adopts’’ a person or charity to support for a year.
This time around the recipient is Tracy Johnson, who featured on Kapi-Mana News’ front page on August 12. She is battling kidney failure and will have a major operation on October 22.
Van Diggele said the final donation tally wasn’t in from the Hot Rod Show but was confident thousands of dollars were raised from that event towards Johnson’s operation and rehabilitation.
They have other fundraisers planned before Christmas.
‘‘We’re a local club that wants to help local people – anything we can do to make things a bit easier for Tracy, we’ll do it,’’ he said. ‘‘ The public are always very generous in helping us out and we appreciate that.’’
Ella Banks and Tamihana Kenny won the Repco car balloon and lolly jar counting competitions.
Van Diggele said Tamihana had donated the lollies back to the club to re-auction at a later date.
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