Roadrunners rally for charity

Last year's Charity Car Show at Chaplin Park. Supplied.

Noosa’s Roadrunner Car Club returns with its annual charity car show in October in aid of Katie Rose Cottage Hospice.

Since its inception in 2019, the car show has raised more than $33,000 for Katie Rose, including a whopping $12,700 in 2021, coming back off a hiatus year in 2020 because of Covid.

The event, to be held on Sunday 6 October at Chaplin Park on the Noosaville riverfront, is the Roadrunners’ major fundraiser for the year, and they pull out all the stops to provide a great day for motoring enthusiasts of all ages.

The Roadrunner Car Club was established in 2018 in response to the many motoring enthusiasts who wanted a car club on the Sunshine Coast that provided true social opportunities. The RCC was started by a small number of people with the aim of enjoying the company of other car lovers and to have an opportunity to use and share their special cars.

The membership grew quickly and the club was formally registered as a not-for-profit incorporated association. Its current membership is around 300, with a very high percentage of active members. The Club organises a variety of events, including regular monthly socials, coffee outings, car runs to points of interest, picnics and weekends away, but the big event of the year is the charity car show.

All proceeds from this event go direct to the Katie Rose Cottage Hospice, which relies on community support to provide 65 per cent of its operating costs. The fully accredited not-for-profit 24/7 palliative care service for those in our community facing a terminal illness is a beautiful, tranquil establishment located in Doonan, providing a no-cost “home away from home” for people facing life-ending illnesses.

The Roadrunner Car Club is now calling for sponsors from the community to support the 2024 Noosa Charity Car Show. Should you wish to be involved as a sponsor of this exciting event, please contact Graeme Block on 0412 513 241.