Ewen Gilmour Issues Fund-Raising Challenge

Published: Sat 3 Aug 2013 02:05 PM
August 2, 2013
Ewen Gilmour Issues Fund-Raising Challenge
Westie Ewen Gilmour has issued a challenge to the Pukekohe-Waiuku route of September’s Variety Mini Bash, which will issue grants to local kids in need.
“Don’t leave it all to the classic car nuts who drive in the Bash,” he says, “they’ve worked to raise funds for months, now and it’s our turn!”
The veteran Basher in his GT Radial stretch Falcon says this year he’s issued a challenge to local schools and clubs.
“Run cake stalls, wash cars or do anything legal you can think of to raise funds for kids, then come along on September 21 to meet the Bashers, admire our cars and fire engines, enjoy the Bash’s light-hearted flavour – and hand over your donation!”
Gilmour says the money goes to Kiwi kids who need a hand-up – books for their library, an insulin pump to help a child lead a normal life, sports equipment for rural schools – with Kiwis helping local Kiwis.
“Variety – The Children’s Charity named the Bash after the original bush-bashing event,” he says, “but this year the cars and their whacky crews won’t be bush-bashing, we’ll be shaking buckets and delivering entertainment down Pukekohe’s main street, and that’s your chance,” he says.
Bring funds you’ve raised along to South Auckland Ford around 10.30-11am on Saturday, says Ford-nut Ewen, “We’ll get there around 10.30 or 11.”
Or turn up at McDonald’s Pukekohe car park from 8am to 9am on Sunday while the crews have breakfast, as they fuel up with energy to take kids with cancer for a spin round Pukekohe track.
“Give your donation to your favourite team and make sure you tell them who it’s from!” Ewen says, “I’ll be twisting arms to get a prize for the biggest donor on the day.”
Gilmour will do more than that – from September 20-22, he and the rest of the Bash line-up will deliver fun and funds to kids from Port Waikato to Awhitu, and Bombay to Pukekohe.

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