THE second annual Albatross Show n Shine raised $6900 for charity.
More than 140 cars and 10 bikes were displayed at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross before Christmas to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.
Event co-ordinators Warrant Officer Stu Walters and Chief Petty Officer Glenn Smith, who have children who suffer from juvenile diabetes and the leukodystrophy, were delighted with the success.
WO Walters’ son Aiden, 11, was diagnosed with type one juvenile diabetes, meaning he is insulin dependent, while CPO Smith’s son Alex has a form of leukodystrophy.
Having raised $1200 from their first show, they were elated to raise almost $7000.
“The show grew substantially in our second year, in fact we tripled in size,” WO Walters said.
“It was an amazing day and we can’t thank everyone enough for their support,” CPO Smith said.
“The support of the local community and the personnel from HMAS Albatross was amazing.
“We must also thank all the local businesses who sponsored the event, as well as a host of national companies which came on board,” WO Walters said.
“And many of them have already committed for this year’s event,” CPO Smith added.
“It’s time to start polishing those cars up and getting ready,” WO Walters said about the event pencilled in for December 8.
“We would love to hear from anyone who would like to enter a car or even help out as a volunteer on the day,” CPO Smith said.
There is still one unclaimed prize from last year’s event for Jacob Vivler, who took out the six to eight years spark plug challenge.
If he would like to claim his prize, he should contact Stu Walters on 0410 577 296.
For further information on this year’s Show n Shine visit www.navy.gov.au/ albatross_show_n_shine