Motorfest Donations to Community Myall Coast News Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 3, 2018 MOTORFEST 2018: Drone Photo (Courtesy : Mathew Pomery) THIS year’s Motorfest could only be described as a great success, its impact on the communities of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, lasting long after the event itself. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Now in its 16th year, Motorfest continues to grow and prosper with more than $9,000 raised and donated to local community groups last month. The recipients included the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club, local Rural Fire Service and the free Clinic Bus. “This money will allow the Free Clinic Bus to operate on a trial basis for three days instead of two from June,” John Hughes said. “On Tuesday and Wednesdays we go to Raymond Terrace and Newcastle and on Thursday to Raymond Terrace and Maitland.” “This has all come about through the generous donations from the community as we don’t get any Government funding,” John said. The Red Cross also benefited from the day receiving all moneys raised from their cake and coffee stall. Local State MP Kate Washington also asked Motor Club President Juergen Seil to provide her with a history of the club to show what local community organisations are capable of achieving. From small beginnings 16 years ago, Motorfest attracted nearly 400 vehicles this year and well over 2 thousand visitors to the Hawks Nest Oval. “19 Trophies for different vehicle categories were presented after a qualified team of judges looked at every car and bike,” Juergen said. “There were real quality vehicles, superbly restored on show.” Motorfest is also sponsored by 70 local businesses. “Our Club now has 48 enthusiastic members and growing.” And of course they’ll be back to do it all again on Saturday 9 March, 2019. By Margie TIERNEY MOTORFEST DONATION DAY:: Peter Plain, Ross Anderson, Juergen Seil, Anne-Marie Fowler, Steve Howell, Ray Peters, Peter Economos and Ralph Clark.