Pre-WWII Auto Show Drives Sylvanvale’s Success | County Leader of St George and Sutherland

The wheels were in full swing for the Sylvanvale pre-WWII car show on March 20, with crowds turning out to see vintage vehicles in all their glory.

After COVID-19 dampened the popular event for the past two years, it picked up speed in 2022 at Flora Street, Sutherland at the weekend.

The show is in its sixth year. In addition to the car show, many activities were offered to families, including activities for children.

Driving force: Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce, Sylvanvale Chief Executive Leanne Fretten, event organizer Ken Warburton and Miranda MP Eleni Petinos. Photo: Supplied/Steve Core.

Thanks to the success of the participation, the event achieved an excellent fundraising result. All funds raised will be used to make a difference in the lives of people moving into Sylvanvale’s new state-of-the-art disability accommodation in Bangor. The money raised will be used to fund furnishings and equipment for residents.

Sylvanvale chief executive Leanne Fretten thanked the community, including caretaker and founder Ken Warburton, Sutherland Shire Council supporter and Colortile sponsors Miranda, Nexon, Shannon’s, Warren Saunders and Woolworths.

Sylvanvale was founded in 1947 when a group of parents came together to form an organization that would give their children with disabilities a better quality of life through access to education and social inclusion.

It supports more than 750 children and adults from various cultural backgrounds.

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