The Knysna Motor Show held on 29 April this year was a phenomenal success. Not only was a high standard of awesome cars and motorcycles on display, with impeccable organisation, but a record crowd of more than 8 000 people attended. We are delighted to advise that after accounting for the motor show expenses we were able to donate R116 000 to charity.
The charities that benefited from this generous donation are Knysna Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare Society, e'Pap feeding scheme for underprivileged children, Families SA, Epilepsy SA-Knysna, Badisa child protection organisation, Change for Change (looking after a group of destitute families) and the Sea Cadets.
This donation has come at a time when all these charities are under tremendous funding pressures to meet the ever-growing need for their services. Over the past eight years the Knysna Motor Show has donated more than R500 000 to these charities.
This donation, from the proceeds of the Knysna Motor Show, has only been made possible through the support of our sponsors, all the participants who displayed their cars and motorcycles, the motor trade, the public who came from across South Africa, and the dedication of members from the Garden Route Motor Club. We salute all of them with a big thanks.