6 May 2010
The custom made MG RV8 gearknob
A group of Norwich MG Enthusiasts have raised a fantastic £350.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support by auctioning a unique custom-made gearknob.
Terry Starkey (a member of local MG Club the Norwich Burblers) has been supplying handmade replacement Elm Burr gearknobs for MG RV8s since 2006. And to celebrate the crafting of the 100th gearknob, Terry chose to auction it online on the V8 Register (www.v8register.net) in aid of Macmillan.
Terry chose Macmillan to benefit from the auction in memory of his late friend Ian Smith, who died from stomach cancer 5 years ago and cared for by Macmillan Nurses:
'I was deeply touched by their kindness. Macmillan do the same for thousands of people so they deserve our support.'
The three men involved in making the gearknob, Aubrey Hanner, Alan Smith and Nick Wale, each kindly donated their time and skill free of charge. And all their hard work paid off when the gearknob was auctioned for a fantastic £350.00.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, Fundraising Manager Helen Chapman said:
'We'd like to thank Terry and the Norwich Burblers very much indeed for their generosity in auctioning this unique item to raise funds for people affected by cancer.'
And remember, if you have any unique fundraising ideas of your own, call us on 01603 724360 and ask to speak to one of our Fundraising Managers to learn all about the support we can offer you to reach your goal.