Vintage car enthusiasts from across Canterbury joined hundreds throughout New Zealand in a rally to support the Cancer Society.
About 500 cars converged on McLeans Island on Sunday for the first annual Daffodil Rally for Cancer, raising more than $ 6000 for the Canterbury West Coast division of the Cancer Society.
Sunshine and warm temperatures greeted those who took part in the Christchurch rally, which gave participants a choice of six different runs through the region.
The rally, organised by the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, expanded on the club’s traditional support of the charity.
In previous years, vintage car clubs across New Zealand have delivered fresh daffodils and collected money for the charity on Daffodil Day.
Vintage Car Club of New Zealand president Diane Quarrie said all proceeds from the rally were going back to the local Cancer Society in each region.
“Our hope with this new, national rally is to bring people together for a good cause and contribute a significant amount of money to the local Cancer Societies around New Zealand.
“Our members love being out in their vintage and classic vehicles, and the Daffodil Rally for Cancer is a great way for us to give back to the community” Quarrie said.
Cancer Society Canterbury West Coast division chairwoman Kate Reid, who also took part in the event, said she was absolutely delighted at the turnout.
Cancer Society of New Zealand communications and marketing manager Daniel Glover said donations and money raised from the event would go toward vital research, support services, information booklets and health promotion activities.