Life Education’s Sam Austin, Steve Cansdell MP and Bent Street Car Mart representatives Jo Doran, Shane Cutting, Phil Maddison.
Life Education’s Sam Austin, Steve Cansdell MP and Bent Street Car Mart representatives Jo Doran, Shane Cutting, Phil Maddison.

Thumping donation

CLARENCE Valley school children will benefit from a donation to Life Education by Shane Cutting, the new owner of Bent Street Car Mart in South Grafton.

Mr Cutting has handed over a Thumpster bike which will be raffled to raise money for Life Education. The bike is one of three the business will donate to charity fund-raising in the next nine months.

“Shane approached me, he wanted to give something to the community,” the Member for Clarence, Steve Cansdell, said at the handing over of the bike yesterday.

General manager of the used car dealership, Jo Doran, said: “Shane is very family-orientated and community minded. We rang Steve and asked him what might be a worthy charity. The Life Education program appealed to us because it represents a healthy way of living.”

Community development officer for the Life Education program in Northern NSW, Maggie Barnewall, attended the function and thanked Mr Cutting.

“We are hoping to raise $10,000 in the Clarence Valley this year to meet our funding gap,” she said.

“Life Education is a not-for-profit organisation. We receive less than one-third of our funding from the NSW Government, the rest we raise from student attendance fees and community fund-raising.”

The bikes to be donated by Shane to charity include two 125cc Thumpster Monsters and a smaller 50cc version.

Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket to be in the draw to win a Thumpster should contact Shane Cutting at Bent Street Car Mart in South Grafton or call 6643 2806.



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