Revving up for a cause

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LOCAL car enthusiasts have taken their passion for doing up old vehicles and put it to good use by supporting local community organisations.

The second ever Suprakar raffle was recently held, raising $12,218 for Sexual Assault Support Services.

A VL Commodore was raffled, which Albert Road Store owner Mohammad Mohammad and his friends pitched in to help do up, spending their spare time over six months to prepare the car.

“One of our customers suggested we help out Sexual Assault Support Services, so we got right behind them and promoted it heavily on social media,” Mr Mohammad said.

“It is great fun to do and I’d encourage other people to do this sort of thing and help out more charities.”

Sexual Assault Support Services chief executive officer Jill Maxwell said she was amazed at the extraordinary act of kindness of a business doing this during a pandemic when they might be struggling themselves.

“We are really grateful, this will help us continue to work for those people in the community who need our help,” she said.

Sexual Assault Support Services provides free counselling and a confidential support service for southern Tasmanians of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence, as well as provide information and support to professionals, offering a range of training workshops and education sessions throughout Tasmania.

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