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Woodford Neighbourhood Centre's car show to end car shows

STRONG SUPPORT: Cars and motorbikes will line up to help raise funds for the new Woodford Neighbourhood Centre.
STRONG SUPPORT: Cars and motorbikes will line up to help raise funds for the new Woodford Neighbourhood Centre. Vicki Wood

EVER since Sharon Duncan opened the Woodford Neighbourhood Centre five weeks ago, she and her husband Mark have poured in more than $5000 of their own money.

Now the community is getting on board with a car show that's "bigger than Ben Hur".

On April 9, four car clubs and two motorcycle clubs will descend on the Woodford Showgrounds to raise vital funds to keep the not-for-profit centre running.

"It's becoming bigger and bigger each day. The secretary from the Queensland Hot Rod Association came down to check it out," Mrs Duncan said.

"We've only just opened up (the Neighbourhood Centre), and we don't have state or federal funding yet, so we need to do a charity event.

"I'm just blown away by the support we've gotten for this in the past four weeks, with the help of Men's Shed, Adrian Raedel and Andrew Powell."

The centre provides anything from domestic violence counselling to helping people with their resumes for an area that stretches from Kilcoy to Wamuran.

It also acts as a safe place for young people to hang out and keep busy in a safe environment, which was inspired by Mr and Mrs Duncan's son.

"He moved out of home when he was 14, lived on the streets and got involved in the drug scene - he felt like furniture at the magistrates court," Mrs Duncan said.

"He's come out the other side, thank God, and wants to assist others when he finishes his counselling course, but there's a lot of problems with juveniles still because they've got nowhere to go."


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