MAJOR Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour partner MotorActive will contribute a stunning $25,200 to the Australian Lions Foundation Bushfire appeal, via official charity of the 2020 race the Bathurst Macquarie Lions.
MotorActive, the company behind major Bathurst 12 Hour support brands Liqui-Moly, Meguiar’s and other leading brands in the automotive aftermarket, will match the donation already pledged by the promoter of the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli, SRO Motorsports Group.
SRO pledged $5 for every lap completed by an IntGTC-registered car during Sunday’s race, with the combined efforts taking the fundraising tally to more than $50,000.
MotorActive will also donate $5,000 to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation in addition to their support of the official charity of the Bathurst 12 Hour.
“We have been considering our plans for supporting those affected by the horrendous bushfires, but when we saw the generous donation made by SRO the decision was clear cut,” said MotorActive Managing Director, Bruce Morrison.
“We hope this starts the ball rolling for other companies, brands, teams and drivers involved in the event to do something similar and support this very important cause.
“We were very happy to see so many already making a big effort, including Bentley Team M-Sport selling damaged parts from their cars at the circuit to raise funds for charity.
“MotorActive has a long and very proud history of supporting the Bathurst 12 Hour and we’re only too happy to support their efforts, in conjunction with the Lions Club, to raise funds for bushfire relief.
“We are also pleased to donate $5,000 to WIRES to support the efforts of those working to support the incredible amount of wildlife that has been affected by the fires. A lot of animals lost their homes too”
Additional fundraising efforts were underway at the event with further details on the amounts raised to be released in due course.
In addition to raising funds for the Lions Club Foundation, the Bathurst 12 Hour hosted New South Wales Regional Fire Service volunteers throughout the weekend as a ‘thank you’ for their efforts in battling the fires across the last several months.