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Bombay show’s beneficiaries

Bombay show’s beneficiaries

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The Bombay Truck Show – created specifically to showcase the industry AND give to deserving community organisations – has chosen the three beneficiaries for the next show.

All the proceeds from the show, set for February 12 next year, will be donated to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ, Franklin Hospice and the Bombay Rugby Club.

The philosophy of the show’s committee is “to create a show where the transport industry gets showcased to its fullest at a not-for-profit event.

“From this we can make a real difference by giving donations to charities that help all of us and to the community that supported us from the start. Our intention is that everyone benefits from – and thoroughly enjoys – the event!”

The mix of next year’s beneficiaries means, says committee member Marieka Morcombe, “that locally and country-wide, our show profits get to help many people. 

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The Bombay Truck Show – created specifically to showcase the industry AND give to deserving community organisations – has chosen the three beneficiaries for the next show.

All the proceeds from the show, set for February 12 next year, will be donated to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ, Franklin Hospice and the Bombay Rugby Club.

The philosophy of the show’s committee is “to create a show where the transport industry gets showcased to its fullest at a not-for-profit event.

“From this we can make a real difference by giving donations to charities that help all of us and to the community that supported us from the start. Our intention is that everyone benefits from – and thoroughly enjoys – the event!”

The mix of next year’s beneficiaries means, says committee member Marieka Morcombe, “that locally and country-wide, our show profits get to help many people. 

“Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ, Franklin Hospice and the Bombay Rugby Club are very deserving organisations, which help support some of the most in-need people in our society, as well as helping our local community.”  

An appreciative Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ business manager Annabel Lush says that “seven Kiwis every day – adults and children – will receive the devastating news that they have blood cancer. 

“The vital funds raised from the show will be invested in our wide range of support services throughout NZ, including emergency financial support, to ensure that no-one has to face their blood cancer journey alone.”

Franklin Hospice CEO Ric Odom says: “Working in conjunction with other health professionals, Franklin Hospice provides free specialist palliative care support for those in our community living with a life-limiting illness, while also supporting the families and caregivers of our patients. 

“We in turn are heavily reliant on the support of our community and so we are thrilled (and humbled) to be chosen by the organisers of the Bombay Truck Show as one of the local charities to benefit from the show. Building on the success of previous shows, the next Bombay Truck Show promises to be a wonderful family event. We will be there and look forward to engaging with all the visitors.” 

Bombay Rugby Club president Corby Brown says that the inaugural show was “a tremendous event” and was fully supported by the club, “which benefits greatly – along with other charities.

“And, most importantly, the community as a whole benefits – as the organisers have done a great job of making the event friendly to everyone.”

The money raised from the 48 exhibitors, the 300-plus show ‘n’ shine trucks and gate takings will be split evenly between the three beneficiaries – “giving everyone involved the knowledge that what’s raised is going to good causes,” says the committee.

On show day, after the show ‘n’ shine prizegiving, each beneficiary will be presented with a cheque so all show participants can see exactly how much has been raised.  


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