Cancer fundraising drive for car club

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by Claire Allison

Waimate Vintage Car Club members are going the extra mile to raise money for the Cancer Society this month.

Club chairman Steve Dyson said that while the club usually held a fundraising event to coincide with the national vintage car club daffodil rallies and events, this year, members had decided to go all out, with activities spread over the weekend of August 24-25.

“Most of the clubs have a Daffodil Rally, but with us being a smaller club in-between two other bigger clubs, we’re a bit limited. We can’t go further than Makikihi and the Waitaki . . . so we wanted to do something different.”

Club members planned to hold a car display and barbecue on Saturday from 9am at the Harris St clubrooms, and on Sunday, at least eight club members would be lining up at 3pm for a head shave, followed by an evening showing of the movie Rory’s Way at the Regent Theatre.

The club already had $400 in the kitty for the Cancer Society from a firewood raffle and club members lining up for head shaves had been seeking sponsorship to lose their locks.

“I’m hoping this year we’ll raise more than $1000.”

The club’s 60 members hoped their efforts would help the Cancer Society’s work, and also raise the club’s profile.