With thanks for the support on Saturday 14 March 2020
Saturday's event was a resounding success with just over $2,000.00 raised from ribbon sales and an auction of the Tasplates prize, when the winner kindly donated his prize back to fundraise. This figure adds to the previous tally collectively to bring the grand total raised since this event began in October 2012 here in Hobart to $24,798.00 locally and $40,198.00 nationally.
The event began nine years as the brain child of Rodney Belbin and Judi Adams and has been an event that Shannons has run across a number of states, proudly supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It is a firm favourite with car enthusiasts, car clubs, attendees and the general public.
Winning vehicles for the 2020 event were:
Tasplates People’s Choice – Ken Hall's 1913 Leon Bollee which has the most amazing history, and was a labour of love by Ken to restore the vehicle*
Shannons Most Prized Vehicle– 1955 XK 140 Jaguar owned by Wayne Goninon.
Many thanks to everyone who assisted and attended. Special thanks to Dragons Abreast Hobart, and to Sue Hillam for her work to make this another fabulous day, and to our loyal volunteers. The event is one which supports the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund first class research projects.
Photos will be posted to the Events Tasmania facebook page in the days to come.
With thanks also to all attendees, donors, sponsors and supporters. TasPlates, Pennicott's Wilderness Journeys, Moonah Mufflers, and Sperling, who all provided prizes, major event Partner Shannons, the Mercury, the Hobart Observer, Janelle McMillan, Tasmanian Times, 7HO FM, 7 Nightly News, and 936 ABC Radio Hobart who all also assisted to make this event a success, as too the generous car owners and those who came and donated.
See you in 2021 for the TENTH year of this event.
A big thanks to all volunteers for their assistance at the event today, without this support we could not achieve such fabulous results.
Our next Hobart event after the Mother's Day Classic fun run 12 May 2019 will be Pinktober, which sees the Hobart CBD and Government House at the Queen's Domain lit up pink for October - breast cancer awareness month. Do contact me for more information or to support across this period.
* I believe that the car was actually restored from two vehicles found in Tasmania, one down the Huon, and the other in Derby. The local nuns in Derby used to drive their vehicle to Church on Sundays. The resulting vehicle required Ken to actually hand machine and craft parts given the rarity and lack of parts available due to the vehicle's age.
What a fine piece of work this car is!
SATURDAY 14 March 2020 Shannons Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research- Hobart is an annual event held in Hobart, hosted by Shannons, and proudly supporting breast cancer research.
All funds raised are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
This year was the ninth year, and this event has become one that Shannons supports nationally and now hosts across other states throughout Australia.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.
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Pinktober is coming....
Looking forward to Pinktober 2020 across Tasmania and Queensland in 2020, commencing Thursday 1 October 2020.
many years to highlight breast cancer month (called ‘Pinktober’) with a calendar of events and lighting up of landmarks around the state, turning these landmarks pink across the month of October, and with civic receptions held at Government House Hobart and Government House Brisbane.
The campaign later extended to Queensland, with major landmarks joining the campaign, and a civic reception at Government House in Brisbane.
Thursday 1 October is the commencement date for Pinktober, breast cancer awareness month in 2020.
Contact email@example.com for more information or to suggest a site to be ‘pinked’.
Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. The Pinktober campaign aims to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness and highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in funding game-changing breast cancer research. Research that will help detect tumours earlier, improve outcomes and ultimately - save lives.
With 1 in 7 women and 1 in 675 men diagnosed in their lifetime, it’s a disease which we cannot ignore. But together, we can change the outcomes.
Share your photos in October on social media at www.facebook.com/EventsTasmania and tag @NBCFAus in October.