A hot rod event held in Silverdale back in April raised a total of $16,700 for Hibiscus Hospice.
The event was organised by the East Bay Rods Club whose president, Peter Weitz, lives on the Hibiscus Coast.
The money was handed over to the local hospice on Tuesday, June 12.
The display of hot rods was well attended – an additional $1081 was raised for hospice on the day in the form of gold coin donations.
The rest of the money came from local businesses and individuals sponsoring cars for around $100 each.
This is the third time the event has been held as a fundraiser for hospice, and this is the largest sum it has ever raised.
Hibiscus Hospice fundraising manager Pippa Martin says that the donation will make a valuable contribution towards the $3 million that the community raises every year towards Hibiscus Hospice’s annual operating costs of $5m.