Charities benefit from Knysna motor show
The Knysna motor show held in April and sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, was once again a huge success. The organisation was impeccable and a high standard of awesome cars and motorcycles were on display. It was attended by a record crowd of more than 8 000 people.
The organisers are delighted that after accounting for the motor show expenses, R116 000 could be donated to charity.
The charities that benefit are: Knysna and Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-PAP (NPO feeding scheme for underprivileged children), Famsa (NPO specialising in relationship counselling), Epilepsy, Badisa (a child protection organisation), Change for Change (looking after a group of destitute families) and the Sea Cadets.
“This donation comes at a time when all charities are under tremendous funding pressures to meet the growing need for their services. Over the past eight years the Knysna motor show has donated in excess of R500 000 to these charities,” says Peter Pretorius, chairman of the Garden Route motor club and organiser of the Knysna motor show.
“This donation from the proceeds of the Knysna motor show has been made possible through the support of our sponsors, all the participants who displayed their cars and motorcycles. We also want to thank the motor trade, the public that came from across South Africa and the dedication of members of the Garden Route motor club. We owe them all a big thanks.
“We look forward to build on this success when next year’s Knysna motor show will be held on 28 April.”