2011 All Ford Day
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- Published: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 08:28
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The 2011 All Ford Day was another huge success for the Falcon GT Club of WA and Mustang Owners Club of WA with the show making over $30 000 available for Charity. The Committee decided this time to spread the money around a little and helped out 3 organisations - Heart Kids WA, SIDS for Kids and the WA Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.
With SIDS for Kids a Car is an important tool for volunteers to get around and support families in a time of need, so the AFD Committee negotiated with McInerney Ford and by trading in the old SIDS for Kids vehicle, was able to purchase a new Ford Focus. This has provided SIDS volunteers with a good reliable vehicle to use for a few years.
Heartkids WA on the other hand were keen for the AFD to help them in a way that would help them generate a long term income. This was achieved by purchasing a sturdy trailer and decking it out with a BBQ and other equipment that can be used to run community BBQs. This trailer will also get used for events run by the organisation to give families a break from the stresses of living with a seriously ill child.
The 3rd orgnisation to receive assistance was the WA Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and the AFD purchased protective uniforms for new members of a unit in the foothills of Perth.
In total just over $30 000 was spent helping these Charities. WA people helping WA people.