Motorfest donates $9,000 to local beneficiaries. FEATURED Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 29, 2017March 29, 2017 MOTORFEST DONATIONS: Juergen Seil, Phil Hoare, Maxine Cook, Ranald Mackay, Helmut Panhumer, Anne-Marie Fowler, John Hughes and Graham Kelly. ORGANISERS of the recent Motorfest weekend are still on a high after their most successful event ever. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Motor Clubs from Port Stephens and Newcastle joined the 45 clubs which converged on the Yamba Street Oval in Hawks Nest. “The people came from South East Queensland through to Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Gunnedah and Port Stephens, it was the best ever in terms of the range and diversity of vehicles,” Phil Hoare, Secretary of the Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Motor Club said. Last Sunday the Motor Club members gathered at the Rural Fire Station in Tea Gardens for a barbecue lunch and a presentation ceremony for the local beneficiaries. This year the Motor club had $9,000 in cheques to share between the local Surf Club, the Tea Gardens/Pindimar Rural Fire Brigade and the Community Bus. “The response from local businesses who provide us with sponsorship was remarkable,” Motor Club Secretary Phil Hoare told News Of The Area. “We only donate to local beneficiaries who don’t get money from the government,” Club President Juergen Seil said. As for Treasurer Graham Kelly, he’s already looking to next year. “We had 355 entries this year and there was still room on the oval, so maybe 400 is in sight.” “We had 70 sponsors who gave us cash cheques and gift donations.” As you’d expect the Surf Club, Community Bus and Rural Fire Brigade were thrilled with their donations. “We’d like an automatic reel on the truck, so you only need one person not three,” the Brigade’s Ranald Mackay said. “We want to change the fire warning sign on Pindimar Road to a different position so that everyone sees it.” Over its 15 year history, Motorfest has given out $105,000 to local not for profit organisations. “From the feedback we received, everyone had a great time,” Juergen said. And the good news is Motorfest will be back again in 2018, the date already marked on the calendar, Saturday March 10. By Margie TIERNEY MOTORFEST DONATIONS: Juergen Seil, Phil Hoare, Maxine Cook, Ranald Mackay, Helmut Panhumer, Anne-Marie Fowler, John Hughes and Graham Kelly. MOTOR CLUB: Juergen Seil, Phil Hoare, Ranald Mackay and Graham Kelly. MOTORFEST RECIPIENT: Jergen Seil, Recipient John Hughes, Graham Kelly, Ranald Mackay. MOTORFEST ORGANISERS: Juergen Seil, Phil Hoare, Ranald Mackay and Graham Kelly.