Off Road Community Targets record at charity Christmas party
information supplied by: Cross Country Commission (Media)
05 November 2011
OFF ROAD COMMUNITY TARGETS RECORD AT CHARITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
The South African off road community will be looking to set a new record at one of South African motorsport’s longest running charity events at Tarlton International Raceway on November 13.
A Christmas Party to raise funds for Sunfield Homes and Logwood Village this year celebrates its 23rd birthday, and it is hoped to better the record R90 000 raised last year. Organised by the Absa Off Road Championship community the charity drive this year again follows the final event of the year, the RFS Magalies 400, at Tarlton.
The sprawling Tarlton complex has been the traditional home of the charity event which is organised in conjunction with the Rotary Merlins Club based in Roodepoort. For the second year the Harley Davidson Club will also be part of the event, with the focus on raising funds for people suffering from Downs Syndrome.
“We have had incredible support from the off road fraternity and from Tarlton for more than two decades,” said chief organiser and South African National Off Road Car Racing Association chairman Richard Schilling. “We were delighted to have the Harley Davidson Club join us last year, and we are looking forward to a great day with beating last year’s figure of R90 000 the target.
“The initial response from competitors has once again been tremendous and indicates that we will beat last year’s record.”
Schilling said the organisers were catering for 150 children with morning rides for the kids in off road cars on a specially prepared circuit. The rides would be followed by lunch and puppet and magician shows with the highlight of the day the arrival of Father Christmas.
“We are living in difficult economic circumstances, but I am certain this is not going to stop the off road community from once again rising to the occasion to help people who are less fortunate than themselves,” Schilling said. “Over the years the charity day has brought a little joy into the lives of hundreds of children, and we are looking forward to another happy event.”
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