Cruising for charity
Storm clouds and rain did little to dampen the crowd’s spirits for the annual joint Charity Cruise of the XR6 & XR8 Club of Queensland and Queensland Commodores Club last Sunday. While enjoying a stellar day driving and socialising, generous club members also dug deep to contribute to EPIC Assist’s mental health program.
Michael Dutton, Vice President of the XR6 & XR8 Club of Queensland, said the day went off without a hitch.
“We really couldn’t fault the event and we had a fantastic turn out. Both clubs are amazed at the amount of money we were able to raise for EPIC Assist on the day,” said Michael.
The clubs’ donation of over $600 will help deliver counseling and support to people with disability who are going through a difficult time.
As a family-orientated community club, the XR6 & XR8 Club feel it is important to give back to their community in any way they can. The club will continue to raise funds for EPIC Assist for the duration of 2018.
“It’s a great feeling to know that our funds from the day will be used to help the people EPIC support,” said Michael.
“EPIC have really supported us in raising this money, and we’re pleased to be able to assist in a way suitable for a small community club.”
The club are proud to be ambassadors for EPIC, and display the donations tin at the many events and shows they attend throughout the year.
“A lot more people now know of EPIC Assist and the work they do, as a result of our promotion of the organisation and I think that’s a great thing,” said Michael.
“I encourage any community group to think about raising money for charity, even if it’s just once a year, because there are a lot of deserving people out there that could use your help.”
Rebecca is one of the many people who will benefit from the clubs donation to EPIC’s mental health services.