WINNERS: Autobarn Bundaberg are the highest store fundraiser for the second year. Back row: Trent Harrison, Robert King, Peter Hyland, Julian Byford and Hayden Bickmore. Front row: Lauren Nicolson, Umesh Dayah, Ian Damiani, Rachelle Lydyard and Stephen Browning (floor manager). Photo Contributed
WINNERS: Autobarn Bundaberg are the highest store fundraiser for the second year. Back row: Trent Harrison, Robert King, Peter Hyland, Julian Byford and Hayden Bickmore. Front row: Lauren Nicolson, Umesh Dayah, Ian Damiani, Rachelle Lydyard and Stephen Browning (floor manager). Photo Contributed Contributed

Autobarn raises over $13,000 for cancer

FOR the second year in a row Autobarn Bundaberg has claimed the title of highest store fundraiser in supporting Blue September, a men's cancer charity.

After taking pole position and selling 618 Blue September wristbands last year, store manager Tom Parry, along with his staff in Bundaberg, set out to smash their growing target of selling 1000 wristbands, but also to raise the most money out of all 120 Autobarn stores nationwide.

During the month, Mr Parry and his team joined forces with local radio stations Hitz FM 93.9 & 4BU, the Bundaberg Police to turn the town blue to raise as much funds and awareness for men's cancers throughout September.

Mr Parry even decided to get his Holden ute wrapped in a Blue September theme, with special thanks to Brendan from Signmax.

Not only did Autobarn Bundaberg sell over 2000 wristbands, but Mr Parry and his team have raised over $13,000 for men's cancer equipment and research.

Mr Parry contributes the success of their Blue September campaign to a huge team effort from everyone at Autobarn Bundaberg and the support of their support office in Melbourne, along with the local radio station and all supporters who pitched in and made it a roaring success.

Blue September's campaign director Mike Chapman said he knew Autobarn Bundaberg were competitive and trying to beat last year's effort.

"The whole campaign team can't thank Tom and his team enough for the huge support they have given us this year."



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