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Knysna auto show charity donations top R500 000

  • Another R116 000 added to the charity pot
  • Charities under tremendous funding pressure
  • Organisers working on April 2019 Knysna event

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AUTO SHOW RAISES BIG MONEY: The charity donation presentation by Knysna Motor Show organisers at the Western Cape resort. The car? A Morgan Plus 8. Image: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The 2018 Knysna Motor Show, held over the weekend of April 29, has raised R116 000 for charity work to bring the total over eight years to more than a half-million rands.

The money came from an attendance of more than 8000 visitors, from which businesses and accommodation owners in the the small seaside town of Knyna will also have benefited handsomely.

The benefiting charities will be Knysna and Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-PAP (NPO feeding scheme for less fortunate children), Famsa (NPO specialising in relationship counselling),  Epilepsy, Badisa (child protection organisation), Change for Change (looking after a group of destitute families), and the Sea Cadets.

‘SALUTE – WITH A BIG THANK-YOU’

A  spokesperson pointed out that the donations have come at a time when all these charities are under tremendous funding pressure to meet the ever-growing need for their services.

The money, the organisers told The Corner, was made made possible through the support of sponsors, all the participants who displayed their cars and motorcycles, the motor trade, the public that came from all over South Africa, and the dedication of the Garden Route Motor Club.

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”We salute all of them with a big thanks,” the organisers added, ”and we look forward to another success with the April 28, 2019, show.”

The event was sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth.

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