Supercharged charity effort
If you have ever wanted to take a ride in a real race car, this weekend might be your chance to do it for a good cause.
Super Sedans WA president Kevin Bell is raising money for children’s and multiple sclerosis charities by selling rides in his two-seater sedan all around the State.
Mr Bell, who has been a race- car driver for more than 40 years, will be in town with his charity car this Saturday at the Narrogin Speedway’s Super Sedans and Kulker Cup.
“I’ve been a race-car driver for a long time and I thought this was a way I could give back, with something I’ve always loved doing,” he said.
“I have a family history of MS, my mum died from it and I had a good friend who died from cancer, so it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
Mr Bell said his first pit stop was in Newman, where he raised over $4500 with 15 rides.
“We gave $2000 to the Men’s Shed up there for men who were suffering from depression,” he said.
Bunbury also got the chance to have a ride in the super sedan earlier this month, raising a further $2000.
“The reaction has been just overwhelming — seeing the excitement from people’s faces when they took the helmet off,” he said.
“I really encourage everyone, if you’re a thrillseeker or not, to take this opportunity and do it for a good cause, too.”
All the proceeds from the rides will go to Variety Club children’s charity and the MS Club.
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