Motorfest and Swap Meet at Sandy Hollow raises thousands for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

MOWING MADNESS: The lawn mower race was extremely popular again at the weekend. Pic: KAREN DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY
MOWING MADNESS: The lawn mower race was extremely popular again at the weekend. Pic: KAREN DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY

DESPITE league and hockey grand finals, netball and rugby semis and the Denman Charity Horse Ride, a great crowd still attended the Sandy Hollow Motorfest and Swap Meet on Saturday.

Approximately 500 people walked through the gates at the weekend to take a look at the attractions, which included children's entertainment, market, food and drink stalls and car displays.

The crowd favourite lawn mower race returned with more than 40 participants, again enthralling onlookers.

But, the most important aspect of the day was always going to be how much they could raise for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS).

And, they came through spectacularly on that front, generating just more than $7000 for the cause.

Sandy Hollow Charity Support Group president Mick Turner spoke highly of the event and said the sum was the largest they had ever produced.

"I think it was amazing," he said.

"I believe all-in-all, it was a great day and it [the donations] was a lot better."

The money will go towards helping WRHS continue operating and saving lives free of charge, which is incredibly important for isolated communities in the Upper Hunter - such as Sandy Hollow.

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