Racing fans assist community charity
Speedway fans heading to the track at Rangeview this Sunday will be helping to support the St John ambulance service.
The club hosts a St John Charity Meeting every year and all takings go to the charity.
President Marcus Bullen said they chose to support St John because they provided an ambu lance to stand by at every meeting.
‘‘It’s our way of giving back to them and saying we appreciate what you do for us,’’ he said.
‘‘As a club we try to support everyone that supports us.’’
They were also supporting one of their drivers, Lynette Horn, who is an officer at Hamilton St John, he said.
Collection buckets and raffle sales will add to the fund and all proceeds will go towards new ambulance equipment.
In previous years the club has raised upwards of $2000.
Mr Bullen said they were having a ‘‘terrific’’ season at Rangeview and it was good to see the crowds turn out.
‘‘The club is pushing on and we have a strong committee behind us,’’ he said.
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