The Knysna Motor Show held in April 28 was again a great success. Around 5 500 people visited KMS, which is now rated as one of the best motor shows in SA. After accounting for the show’s expenses, the organisers were able to donate R108 000 to local charities, namely Knysna & Sedgefield Hospice, Knysna Animal Welfare, E-pap (feeding scheme for underprivileged children ), FAMSA (NPO specialising in relationship counselling), Epilepsy, BADISA (Child protection), Change for Change (looking after destitute families) and HopeHQ (Hands & Heart skills development). The donation has come at a time when all of these charities are under tremendous funding pressures to meet the ever growing need for their services. Over the past eight years the Knysna Motor Show has donated in excess of R600 000 to various charities.
“This donation from the Knysna Motor Show has only been made possible through the support of our sponsors, all the participants displaying their cars and motorcycles, the public that came from all over SA, and the dedication of the Garden Route Motor Club team that stages the motor show. We salute all of them and say a very big thank you,” says show organiser Peter Pretorius.
A short video of the show can be found at https://youtu.be/1KypuVp4UNA. Next year’s show will be held on Sunday 3 May.