Driv­ing for Hospice.

The Tribune (NZ) - - GARDENING -

Once a year the Clas­sic Car Break­fast Club make one of their drives an ex­tra spe­cial Hospice run, col­lect­ing for the Aro­hanui Hospice from their win­ter wish list. This year was no ex­cep­tion, with a wide va­ri­ety of items be­ing do­nated. With win­ter well and truly upon us and the Gorge road closed, we de­cided to ticky tour around some of the city streets be­fore head­ing out and wind­ing or way to Feild­ing where we all stopped un­der a small amount of cover for a catch up and have a pave­ment chat. From here it was wind­ing our way out the back of Feild­ing, onto Makino Road, up to Waituna West then down to Chel­tenham, Al­madale, Coly­ton, Taonui and back into Palmer­ston North to The Ver­dict Café for break­fast. By this time ev­ery­one was feel­ing a lit­tle cold, and ready for a hot break­fast, which The Ver­dict do so well. It was pleas­ant to just sit in warm sur­round­ings and catch up on ev­ery­one’s news from when we last saw them on the months drive prior. We are a friendly bunch of like­minded peo­ple, so we al­ways have some­thing in com­mon to talk about. If not cars then the weather, (but not the rugby). It’s on morn­ings like this that I don’t com­plain about not hav­ing air-con­di­tion­ing or heat­ing in the clas­sic car, as the big ex­haust pipe runs right un­der my feet to keep me warm. Mind you some of the nav­i­ga­tors have been known to come wrapped in a cosy rug or have a hot-wa­ter bot­tle on their knee. The lucky prizes were drawn and once again we thank those who spon­sor great gifts for the CCBC. For al­most 10 years now we have had won­der­ful spon­sor­ship each month from Kon­ica Mi­nolta, who have printed off our maps and in­struc­tions which we hand out to par­tic­i­pants in re­turn for their cans of food for char­ity. Kon­ica Mi­nolta are no longer able to par­tic­i­pate in spon­sor­ship, so again we thank them very much for their fan­tas­tic sup­port over this time. The car of the month was Alan’s yel­low Fiat 125T, which was proudly on dis­play at reg­is­tra­tion. Clas­sic Car Break­fast Club par­tic­i­pants gen­er­ously made do­na­tions off the Aro­hanui Hospice Win­ter Wish List and this ranged from canned food, toi­letries, gift vouch­ers, sta­tion­ary, laun­dry re­quire­ments and the list just goes on. These items were later de­liv­ered to the Aro­hanui Hospice in Palmer­ston North. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Clas­sic Car Break­fast Club, con­tact Ge­off & Glenys Boy­den on A/H 06 356 9667. Fax 06 356 9657. Mo­bile 027 230 4413 or E-mail gg­boy­den@xtra.co.nz Fol­low us on Face­book Clas­sic Car Break­fast Club.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.