The primary charity which benefits from the Celebration of the Motorcar is the Rotary Club of Adelaide. The club is among the largest and oldest Rotary Clubs in Australia. Funds raised by the group will be allocated to three very worthwhile causes:
Huntington’s Disease Research
Huntington’s Disease, often called HD, is a hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. It used to be known as Huntington’s Chorea. It affects both men and women and usually develops in adulthood, causing a very wide range of symptoms. The HD gene was isolated in 1993 but there is still no cure for the disease. Vital research into its causes and possible treatments has greatly improved in recent years and is ongoing. Funds raised from this show will go to support research into HD, supported by the Rotary Club of Adelaide.
Meals on Wheels SA
An iconic brand in South Australia, Meals on Wheels as we know it today began in Port Adelaide 60 years ago! It is the largest community based volunteer organisation in SA with some 8500 volunteers in 89 branches, delivering around 4000 meals a day to people all over the state. Meals on Wheels SA provides support to members of the community to live independently, enhancing lifestyles through the delivery of nourishing meals to maintain health and well-being, offering social contact and recognising, responding and building people’s capacity to meet nutritional and other needs that increase well-being. It is an independent incorporated body that receives limited government support.
Trojan’s Trek supports troubled Australian war veterans return to healthy relationships and personally satisfying lives. After the traumas of war, Trojan’s Trek shows men and women who served our country, a pathway to join all Australians in a fulfilling society.