Carrick Car Cruise (CCCNI) - a group of young car enthusiasts from the Carrickfergus area who are working hard to improve the reputation of young drivers in the town - have raised substantial funds for 1 in 3 Cancer Support.
As well as meeting every fortnight they also organise an annual charity ‘Birthday Meet’ Car Show to celebrate the anniversary of the group’s formation back in 2012.
In the past, money has been raised for Cash4Kids, NI Children’s Hospice and MacMillan Cancer to name a few and this year their chosen charity was the 1 in 3 Cancer Support, which is based in Carrickfergus.
The event was held on Sunday, August 19, in the Castle Car Park and the night was extremely well attended with various businesses and car groups from across Northern Ireland taking part. It is estimated that over 200 show cars were on display which, along with the stunning Carrickfergus Castle in the background, made for a great spectacle.
CCCNI also had the PSNI Roads Policing team down in their Mitsubishi Evo which proved to be a massive hit with the crowds and helped to promote their ‘Road Safety’ theme.
CCCNI have extended thanks to their sponsors Ellis Autoparts, Autoworx Carrickfergus, Ivan Kerr Tyres and Performance Alloys for their help and support as well as all the other groups and businesses who helped make the night a success.
All in all, the event was a massive success and, at the final count, they raised £1243.48 which CCCNI hope will help those suffering with cancer and their families in the local area.
The funds will be presented to the charity on Friday, September 28, in the Mayor’s Parlour at Carrickfergus Town Hall.