Crowd doubles and raises $2500 for Cancer Council

By David Chapman

HOT Rod aficionados eased off the pedal and slowed down for a few hours recently to have a cup of tea — and raise money for the Cancer Council.

The Rich River Rod and Custom Club took part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Sunday at Old Time Autos in Echuca.

More than $2500 was raised from the day which featured auctions, giveaways, a sausage sizzle and, of course, a hotly brewed cuppa or two.

Organisers estimated the crowd was about double the size of last year’s inaugural event and the 50 or more vehicles on display was also up on 2017.

‘‘We had 145 people pay the $5 donation for the morning tea and then there were people who just came along for a look,’’ club member Rob Greiner said.

‘‘There were more kids there than last year and a lot of new faces.

‘‘People stayed around and it was a good social day.

‘‘We were really happy and proud of how it went.

‘‘It was enjoyable and we’ll look to do it again a bit earlier next year.’’

Mr Greiner thanked a number of local businesses who made the day a success, including Riverloaf Bakery, Autobarn, Snap-on Tools, Repco, Bursons, Echuca Mini Mix and the Beer Shed.