Donation From the MG Car Club
By Timothy Grant
ON THE 12th of September, staff member Andrew and consumer Tim met with the MG Car Club of Newcastle. The occasion was the hand-over of a cheque of $500 raised for Headstart and its services. “They were a very hospitable bunch,” said Andrew, support worker. Back in July, a race was held at Ringwood Park Raymond Terrace. Members of the MG Car Club saw Headstart as being a worthwhile recipient of donations was Headstart. Throughout the day, buckets displaying our logo were touted about and used for this very purpose.
“Initially we thought of this because someone we know is involved with Headstart,” said Peter Robinson, promotion officer for the club. As well as raising funds for a local charity (“something we do often”, said Peter), the occasion was to test out the changes to the Ringwood Stadium. Both he and his daughter Liz joined the field of around 70 cars who braved the chilly weather to race up and down the hill.
How did you find the new track, I asked? “Oh, really good,” replied Peter. “Quite tricky with some difficult corners though, and it’s now the kind of track which means that a less powerful car can get a lot closer and be a real challenge.”
Since the Hill climb in July, the Club has busily continued with its modifications to the track. Over the past 12 months, members have carried out a working bee at least 2 days a week. Tarring the pits and waiting bays, setting up new buildings- from all reports, the fellows have not been idle!
The MG Car Club always appreciates new members. If this interests you, please visit: http://www.mgcarclub.com.au/
From Headstart – our hearty thanks to Peter Robinson for his time and interest in supporting us and a huge thanks to all those who contributed on the day! We so appreciate your support ….thanks all!!