Car club aids disability agency work

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Driving cash funds . . . CCS Disability Action service manager Julie Fosbender (left) accepts a donation of $477 from Phil Rooke (centre) and Mary-Jean Wood. The money was raised by the South Canterbury Classic Car Cruzing Club.

A group of South Canterbury car enthusiasts have put their fundraising efforts into overdrive.

Members of the South Canterbury Classic Car Cruzing Club have raised $477, which they donated to CCS Disability Action staff members on Monday.

The car group, which was formed by Phil Rooke and Malcolm Stewart in 2014, ventures on a cruise every second Friday of the month during the warmer months.

Members drive to a destination for drink and food before returning home, and donate a small amount of money each month to be part of the cruise.

CCS Disability Action service manager Julie Fosbender was grateful to the club’s support this time round.

“It’s wonderful,” she said.

“It’s going to the local branch and what we are hoping to use it for is to support people to get out and about in the community so they can participate in activities that they normally couldn’t afford to do.”

Over the years, the car club has also raised money for Hospice South Canterbury, St John and Riding for the Disabled, co-organiser Mary-Jean Wood said.

The next round of donations would be raised for Mid-South Island Women’s Refuge.