The Knysna Motor Show, sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, and held on April 29,2018 was a phenomenal success. Not only was a high standard of awesome cars and motorcycles on display, with impeccable organisation, but a record crowd of more than 8000 people attended. We are delighted to advise that after accounting for the motor show expenses we were able to donate R116,000 to charity. The charities that benefited from this generous donation are, Knysna and Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-PAP (NPO feeding scheme for underprivileged children), FAMSA (NPO specialising in relationship counselling), Epilepsy, BADISA (Child protection organisation), Change for Change (Looking after a group of destitute families) and the Sea Cadets. See the accompanying photograph of the beneficiaries. This donation has come at a time when all these charities are under tremendous funding pressures to meet the ever-growing need for their services. Over the past 8 years the Knysna motor show has donated in excess of R500,000 to these charities.
This donation, from the proceeds of the Knysna motor show, has only been made possible through the support of our sponsors, all the participants who displayed their cars and motorcycles, the motor trade, the public that came from across South Africa and the dedication of members from the Garden Route Motor Club. We salute all of them with a big thanks.
We look forward to build on this success when next year’s Knysna motor show is held on Sunday April 28, 2019
Chairman- Garden Route motor club & organiser of the Knysna motor show.