Hobart revs up for breast cancer

HOBART’S motoring enthusiasts came together for the 2020 Shannons Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research to raise $2,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

The event was established nine-years-ago by Rodney Belbin from Shannons and Judi Adams from NBCF’s Hobart volunteer committee and has since become an event run across many states that is popular with car enthusiasts, car clubs and the general public.

The car show offered a safe environment for people to come together and enjoy the various vehicles on display, while donating to a worthy cause that touches many families.

“The event is solely for convertible cars, which covers veteran cars (pre 1918), vintage cars, both standard and modified classic cars, hot rods and modern/new cars,” Shannons business and development manager for Tasmanian and regional Victoria Mr Belbin said.

“The concept is that entrants and spectators are encouraged to buy ‘pink ribbons’ and place them in front of the car of their choice – the cars with the most ribbons at the end of the day win an array of prizes, such as a voucher to purchase a personalised number plate.

“One hundred per cent of the money raised from the ribbon sales goes directly to the NBCF for ongoing research into breast cancer, which affects one in seven Australian women in their lifetime.”

The winning vehicles for the event were a 1913 Leon Bolle owned by Ken Hall (Tasplates People’s Choice) and a 1955 XK140 Jaguar owned by Wayne Goninon (Shannons Most Prized Vehicle).

Ribbons were sold by Dragon Boats Abreast Hobart and NBCF volunteers.

The funds raised through ribbon sales and an auction of the Tasplates prize, where the winner donated his prize back to the fundraise, helped put the grand total raised since the event began in October 2012 to $24,798 locally and $40,198 nationally.

For more information on the NBCF in Tasmania, contact Judi Adams via email at eventas@gmail.com, phone 0415 294 610 or visit www.facebook.com/EventsTasmania.

Caption: Fields of ‘pink ribbons’ in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation at Shannons Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research.

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