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!”

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