Supercars Australia will partner with three leading Newcastle community organisations as the official charity partners of the 2017 Coates Hire Newcastle 500. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Nobbys Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and Newcastle Beach Surf Lifesaving Club will be the official cocharity partners for the inaugural event.
As part of the partnership, tickets, grid walks and other experiences will be on offer with all funds raised divided between the three charity partners. The inaugural Newcastle 500 Grand Final Breakfast will be a highlight on the calendar. Supercars CEO James Warburton said the sport was delighted to be working alongside some of Newcastle’s iconic community services.
"These three local partners provide crucial services for the Newcastle community, and we’re incredibly proud to be supporting the tireless work they do,” he said.
“By working with these organisations, we can assist with fundraising activities and awareness, giving back to the community that will host our final event of the year.”
“We are pleased to have been selected alongside Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club and Newcastle Beach Surf Lifesaving Club as the charity partners for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500,” said Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service CEO Richard Jones.
“Our dedicated Rescue Helicopter Volunteers will be onsite every day at the event to collect donations and sell merchandise to event-goers, with all proceeds going straight back to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service,” he said.
The oldest Surf Life Saving Club in the Hunter Branch, Newcastle SLSC and its neighbours Nobbys SLSC have been providing volunteer life-saving services to the community and visitors for decades. Newcastle Beach SLSC President Brad Kinniard said the club was looking forward to the event and being one of the events charity partners.
“Our club sees many benefits for the city of Newcastle in hosting such a major event. The members of Newcastle Surf Club look forward to working with Supercars to make this an overwhelming success.”
Narelle Blick, Nobbys Beach SLSC President, echoed those thoughts. “The Newcastle 500 is going to be a fantastic event for our city, and we are excited to be joining with Supercars and the other partners to showcase Newcastle and our great community. Raising funds for our club will benefit the local community in helping us continue to provide the services we do to keep our beaches safe for everyone.”