Tilligerry Auto Club donates $15,000 to children’s sports clubs, a hospital and drought relief

GIVING BACK: Geoff Camm (vice president Tilligerry Auto Club) Dr Kristy McCarthy (John Hunter Hospital) Ian Jones (Tilligerry Auto Club president) Carol Doherty (John Hunter Hospital) and Geoff Nutt (auto club secretary) at the July 28 dinner.
GIVING BACK: Geoff Camm (vice president Tilligerry Auto Club) Dr Kristy McCarthy (John Hunter Hospital) Ian Jones (Tilligerry Auto Club president) Carol Doherty (John Hunter Hospital) and Geoff Nutt (auto club secretary) at the July 28 dinner.

Tilligerry Auto Club has donated more than $15,000 to children’s sports clubs, a hospital and drought relief campaign following its successful motorama in May.

Auto club members hosted about 50 people to its annual Tilligerry Motorama cheque presentation dinner at Tilligerry RSL on July 28.

On the night representatives from John Hunter Children’s Hospital Paediatric Oncology Unit and five Tilligerry-based children’s groups were presented funds.

The hospital, who are the main benefactors of the annual motorama, received $7500.

The 1st Tilligerry Scout Group, Tilligerry Stingray’s Swim Club, Mullabula Junior Rugby League Club, Tilligerry Little Athletics Club and Tilligerry Junior Football Club each received $1500.

“This year the Tilligerry Motorama raised money to help a lot of different children, both sick and healthy,” auto club president Ian Jones said.

A total of $14,500 was planned to be given away but on the night $15,320 went out the door.

The auto club and dinner guests pitched in to raise money for the Tilligerry Lions’ Need for Feed drought disaster relief.

A raffle on the night raised $320. Members of the Tilligerry Auto Club then voted to donate an extra $500 using club funds. A total of $820 was donated to the Lions club for the drought campaign.

“All of this can only be done with the hard work of the Tilligerry Auto Club members, the sponsors and public that come to the Tilligerry Motorama,” Jones said.

Since it first began in 2006, the Tilligerry Motorama has raised more than $120,000 for charity.

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