ENTRY TO THE BATHURST MOTOR FESTIVAL precinct on April 22-24 will be by bank note donation, as the Event strives to support the important work undertaken by the Cancer Council of New South Wales.

Already one of the best-value weekends in Australian Motorsport, the three-day Event will be even more accessible and affordable for spectators whilst also supporting an important charitable cause like the Cancer Council and it’s Relay for Life program.

Spectators will be able to access the circuit for as little as $5 per person per day, or pay more should they wish to support the cause further.

“It’s the same principle as  a gold coin donation, just but with notes instead. We’re really pleased as an Event to be supporting the Cancer Council and their Relay for Life program,” Event Director James O’Brien said.

“There is enough on and off-track action planned for the weekend to ensure its fantastic value for money, plus people will be supporting a worthy cause. It really is the best of both worlds.

“For $20 a family of four will be able to go to Australia’s best circuit and spend a day watching some great motorsport on the Easter long weekend.”

A Cancer Council Relay for Life Event will be held at the Bathurst showgrounds on April 2-3, three weeks prior to the Bathurst Motor Festival.

Relay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams of 10-15 participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for Cancer Council. The event brings the whole community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance. Each Relay For Life event is organised by a local volunteer organising committee on behalf of Cancer Council.

Cancer Council Volunteers and Relay for Life Committee members will staff entrance gates across the Event, raising awareness about the initiative as well as much-needed funds.

“This year is the 10th year we will have held a Relay for Life in Bathurst,” Cancer Council NSW Community Relations Coordinator (Western Region) Anna Farrell said.

“It’s a fantastic Event for us and raises not only funds, but awareness in the local community. Having an involvement with the Bathurst Motor Festival is a great way to raise further awareness about the Event and encourage people to donate or even participate in the future.

“Men’s cancer, in particular, is something we find men are often hesitant to talk about, so as they make up a large portion of attendees and competitors at Events like the Bathurst Motor Festival, being involved is a great way to provide information and awareness to them as well.”

The Cancer Council NSW volunteers will have Sunscreen available at each entry point as well as being able to offer advice or information should patrons have questions throughout the Event.

The Bathurst Motor Festival will be held at Mount Panorama on April 22-24 and will feature a range of diverse racing and regularity categories, including the Aussie Racing Cars, Commodore Cup, NSW Production Sports Cars, Formula Ford 1600 and Saloon Cars, plus two regularity classes from the Porsche Club of NSW and the NSW Road Racing Club.

Multiple positions for Event Volunteers are still available with information available via the Event website.