Msunduzi Hospice Car Fair may become annual event following success of first event

2013-09-25 00:00

THE Msunduzi Hospice Car Fair may become an annual event following the success of the first fair held yesterday.

Brain Bassett, who sits on the Hospice board, came up with the idea of having a car fair. “This fair has been a phenomenal success. The idea of the fair was to provide car dealers with the opportunity to market their cars. That’s how it differs from Cars in the Park. Here we don’t only show special or old cars, we also show cars that people could actually buy.”

Car dealers were pivotal in helping to make the day a success. In addition to displaying their cars, they also sponsored branded merchandise for hampers that could be won in a raffle at the fair.

“The dealers have just been marvellous. Many of them wanted to get involved and eventually we couldn’t accommodate any more because we did not have the space. Many dealers have already agreed to come again next year. Over the next three years we are hoping to integrate this into a proper car show,” Bassett told The Witness.

The fair, which also formed part of a fundraiser for Hospice, included an anti-hijacking talk by the “Traffic Guy” Johann von Bargen — also known as JVB — of East Coast Radio and an appearance by Alan Chetty from Lotus FM.

Anila Sewlall, fundraiser for Msunduzi Hospice, was overwhelmed at the great response the car fair had. “All my success as a fundraiser is based on the sponsorship I get, and I have been so blessed. Fundraising is fun!”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.