Two Parkwood car enthusiasts decided to use their passion for automobiles to raise funds for a local primary school. Brandon Smith (31) and Lester Bagley (33) from Smag events will host a car and variety show to raise money for Parkwood Primary School. The money will go towards the upgrade and improvements of the primary school. Smith said their car club, #Parkwoodspinners have always supported other communities. However, no one has ever supported theirs. “We then decided we wanted to give back to our community,” said the Parkwood resident. Bagley said just before they started planning the event, there was a burglary at the school. “The school had been broken into a few times before and it was down and out. “We decided we wanted to do what we love doing and in the same breath, we wanted to get the community together and raise money for the school,” said Bagley. He saw a real need for funds for the school and so they started the planning and started approaching different people to get involved with the event. According to Bagley, the planning for the event is on track and there are various small companies including Imvusa trading, Low Stad, SM audio, 7 Stars Energy and car clubs involved. Smith said an event like this will make a difference in the community because many people like beautiful cars or spinning cars. “They come running out when a spin car pulls out,” he said. Smith said the variety show is sure to be a hit because there’s a lot of talent within the community that gets drawn away from the area.“People showcase their talent elsewhere because nobody has ever organised an event like this within Parkwood. We have put an ad on Facebook for artists to contact us to participate and it’s booming,” said Smit. This is the duo’s first event and they are appealing to the community for any donations towards the upgrade and improvement of the school. Bagley said all the money raised on the day will go to the school. “People are also welcome to donate any stationery and other school supplies, food for the event. The event will be held at Parkwood Primary School on Saturday 2 November and there will be lots of entertainment for the whole family. Car enthusiasts who would like to showcase their talent or would like to book a plot to have a stall at the event are welcome to attend. For more information call Brandon on 074 761 1360 or visit the Smag events Facebook page.