The “Manning Valley Cruzers” Inc. Rod & Custom Club was formed in December 2002 and hosted its first annual rod run in August 2003 at the Airport Hotel, Cundletown. Each year our club has chosen a worthy group to be the beneficiary of our fund raising efforts.

Thanks to the efforts of club members and run participants, the recipient of our 2018 donation was the Kundle/Moto Rural Fire Brigade, to whom we presented a cheque for $7,000 early this year. We also donated another $1,000 to the drought relief.

Previously organisations that the Manning Valley Cruzers have donated to include:

  • Nabiac SES/VRA
  • Ronald McDonald house
  • Camp Memories
  • Camp Quality
  • Manning Base Hospital children’s ward
  • Taree/Great Lakes Ambulance
  • Manning Great Lakes Early Intervention
  • Great Lakes Marine rescue
  • Manning Great Lakes Riding for the Disabled
  • Manning Valley Physical Culture
  • Nita Reed Dialysis Unit
  • Westpac Helicopter Taree & Forster
  • Great Lakes Rural Fire Service
  • Taree VRA
  • Farmers Drought Appeal, just to name a few. 

Over the last 6 years alone, Manning Valley Cruzers have donated over $35,000 to various groups, which has been raised via, sponsorship and donations from local business, an auction and a raffle which is run in the lead up to the club run event in August. 

Kim Fetherston