The autObarn SuperHatch competitors have a well-deserved reputation for being a friendly and helpful bunch at race tracks. Each year they take that away from the race track at their annual charity fishing weekend when they head off for a couple of days at a venue where they can try, not always successfully, to catch a few fish, and enjoy some fun with their families.
In addition to the fishing and fun, there is a serious side to the weekend. An organisation close to the fishing venue that can benefit from some assistance is found before the event and the club members contribute to a list of items that are then delivered during the weekend.
Last weekend (27 & 28 October) the club members made their way to Oranjeville Holiday Resort on the banks of the Vaal Dam. Once everyone had checked in and got themselves organised, a convoy headed to the Oranjeville Primary School where each child was given a backpack containing a notebook and pens, t-shirts and shorts, toiletries and some sweets. In addition, the school was given a pack containing stationery and cleaning equipment.
Speaking after visiting the school, club chair Melanie Spurr said, “We are lucky enough to be able to compete in a sport we all love with a group of people who have become friends. This is just our way of sharing some of our good fortune with those who don’t always have the advantages we do.”