Charity Run to Joadja

05 June 2015 / Brian and Anda Clayton - Illawarra; Norm and Roz Barker - Canberra; Photos Brian Clayton

Brian and Anda Clayton - Illawarra Chapter report

The morning at Mollymook was clear and sunny, if not a little cool. So top down, heater on, and off to Robertson to meet the convoy from Wollongong. There was no traffic on the run out of Nowra and we had a clear run up and over Cambewarra. As we descended into Kangaroo Valley it became a little cloudy and a lot cooler and by the time we climbed up Barrengarry it was not wise to put your hand above the windscreen.

On into Robertson where the sun had disappeared and the wind was blowing cold from the west. We waited outside Chats and, for a while, considered the temptation of a hot coffee and a warm fire. But soon enough we heard on the CB the trip leader announcing that the outside temperature was 8.6 degrees and to turn left at the Pie Shop. The rest of the gang had arrived.

We slotted into the space left for us in the convoy and soon we were on that delightful trip down Pearson’s Lane and the back road to Moss Vale. It was a little cool but the air was fresh and clean; what a way to travel. Through Moss Vale and soon we were in Berrima where the groups from Canberra, RPM and Hunter were waiting. It took only a moment of leg stretching in the "fresh" air to realise how warm and comfortable the MX-5 was, even with the top down.



After time to stretch the legs and meet and greet members from other chapters, it was time to saddle up and on to the winery for lunch. I didn’t count the cars attending but it was enough to half fill a very large paddock.


Our hosts conducted an entertaining wine tasting session and then it was onto the pizza oven for a scrumptious wood fired pizza. Chairs and tables were located inside the wine making shed and there was a delightful spot outside, sheltered from the breeze and in the sun which was starting to peak through. Lovely!


Unfortunately, family commitments forced us to leave before the raffle and auction were conducted but we had time to reflect on the way home on another great day out with our friends from the club.

Norm and Roz Barker – Canberra Chapter report :

Well although it was a chilly day the Charity Run went very well. Tony McDonald and I have thanked our hosts at Joadja for looking after us so well.

The raffle of the hamper and Joadja wines raised $463.

A range of prizes for the auction were donated by our club sponsors and other supporters:

  1. Braided Brake Hoses for NA/NB (Donated by MX5 Solutions, Canberra)
  2. Caltex Fuel cards (Donated by BreakFast Club) $100  and   $50
  3. Blue Mountains Mazda Work to value of  2 X $100
  4. Coffee Appreciation (Donated by Forsythe Coffee and Tea) 2 X 2 people Naremburn Sydney

The Auction Raised $730

We had 95 people attend and the total money raised for Careflight was $1660.

Once again thanks to all who supported the event and made the day a success.