Car show with a cause

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Car show with a cause

AUTOBARN Leongatha is devoted to helping out the South Gippsland community.

While the business has been assisting locals with automotive work for years, this weekend the team will be raising funds to put an end to men’s cancer.

In its second year of fundraising for Blue September, Autobarn Leongatha is hosting a fundraising event with proceeds going towards the organisation dedicated to raising funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Leongatha manager Peter McNiven said the event was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and give back to those in need.

“A large percentage of our customers are males and we know many who have been affected by cancer. So this weekend we are hosting a fundraising event to with proceeds going towards Blue September,” he said.

“We want to give back to the community who have always supported us.”

The event will include a car display showcasing custom, racing, mod and classic cars from local car clubs and mechanics.

There will also be a sausage sizzle, audio cars and a simulated race car competition.

The team from Autobarn Leongatha will be wandering around with donation buckets while selling Blue September wristbands for $5.

With all Autobarn stores across Australia fundraising for Blue September, Autobarn Leongatha ranked number one across Victoria and Tasmania last time for raising the most funds.

“It is all for a great cause. We all know somebody who has suffered from cancer and we all have been affected by it,” Mr McNiven said.

He is not stopping with Blue September. Next month he will be riding 200km in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

“This is something we are very passionate about here and we want to make a difference,” he said.

Commencing at 10am, the fundraiser will run until 3pm with various activities to entertain the family.

Saving lives this September: Peter McNiven, Andrew Checkley, Morgan Gale and Gary Goodwin of Autobarn Leongatha sport their Blue September merchandise in preparation for this Saturday’s fundraiser.

Saving lives this September: Peter McNiven, Andrew Checkley, Morgan Gale and Gary Goodwin of Autobarn Leongatha sport their Blue September merchandise in preparation for this Saturday’s fundraiser.

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