It was a joyful occasion on Monday 18 September as Franklin Hospice received a generous donation from the Pukekohe Hot Rod Club.
Each year, the club chooses an organisation to support, and this year they were proud to present a cheque for $1000 to the charitable organisation.
Franklin Hospice provide services for people with life-limiting illnesses, allowing them to stay in their homes as long as possible.
“We realise the importance of Hospice and wanted to fundraise for them,” said Tony Antonievich of the Pukekohe Hot Rod Club.
The Club held an open day in July, which included a BBQ, raffles and hot rod rides.
While a few things, such as the weather, didn’t go in their favour, they were still able to raise a significant $1000 for the Franklin Hospice, with James Rushton fundraising $500 of the total amount himself.
“We received a fire engine car which we raffled off,” James said. “Due to the weather it was mostly club members who participated, so most of the funds were raised by them.”
CEO for Franklin Hospice Ric Odom said, “We are incredibly grateful for their support.”