The Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan (RCCM) in partnership with the Italian Car Enthusiasts Club (ICEC) will hold the inaugural Rotary Italia Charity Car Rally on Sunday, February 12th, 2023. The event will commence at 7 a.m. at the Excel World Car Park. The charity rally has over 40 participants that have registered thus far and are open to all cars of all makes and models. The participants of the rally can look forward to a fun-filled day of driving with camaraderie.
Rotary Italia Charity Car Rally is being organised to collect funds to uplift two schools, namely the Wethara Maha Vidyalaya and Olaboduwa Zoysa Maha Vidyalaya Gonapola in aid of the construction of toilets and a computer lab. With each registration, a stationery pack will also be provided for a less fortunate child. These community development projects are initiated, monitored and managed by RCCM.
To register your vehicle to support this cause all you have to do is ensure you have a valid driving licence to drive in Sri Lanka, with a road-friendly vehicle that is insured. The registration fee is Rs. 5,000 per vehicle, this includes a snack pack for the drive. Each vehicle can have a maximum of four participants per vehicle or a minimum of two persons which would be the driver and a navigator. The rally route and rules will be shared via email once your registration is confirmed. For further information on the rally contact Rasika at 077 990 0373.
Dilini Hennayake the President, of RCCM, speaking about the event said, “Our aim in organising this charity rally is to help build and empower our underprivileged communities. We are helping to uplift two schools selected by us in the Kesbewa area. RCCM has many projects that involve assisting the less fortunate children of our country. A few projects that involve children are the child-friendly police station in Ragama and the Two Hearts Project which helps to fund children on the waiting list in LRH. Another key project by us is Little Mind Strong Values which teaches ethics and values to the children through songs, schools books project for caddies and minor staff children of Royal Colombo Golf Club and microfinance loans to 20 women in Trincomalee District.”
Italian Car Enthusiasts Club (ICEC) President Dayan Fernando said: “We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan with their community development projects. We hope the event is fun as well as challenging to all participants.”
The platinum sponsor of the event is Emergence Education Consultants, Hiran de Silva the Director/CEO, said, “We are happy to partner with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan in such a worthy cause in helping the children of this country. Emergence Education Consultants was established in May 2010 with the scope of providing consultancy services in education and career guidance to students who aspire to pursue higher studies overseas. We represent over 70 reputed partner universities and colleges in Australia, Canada, the UK, Germany and New Zealand, Emergence Education is committed to delivering excellent end-to-end service to students who dream of pursuing a world-recognized qualification in a leading university or college abroad.”
This unique Charity Rally is organised as an event for fun-loving car enthusiasts and the Rotary Family of District 3220. The event organised by RCCM in partnership with Italian Car Enthusiasts Club (ICEC) for the first time is open for all. The platinum sponsor for the event is Emergence Education Consultant, other partners for the event include Wheels Lanka, Wurth and Motormag Lanka.