SuperKids and SuperCars hosted an event on 25 June at Melrose Arch, and the Roast Café sponsored the coffee and a lovely rainbow cake.
For five years running now, the community outreach initiative saw car lovers and owners taking children of Reach For a Dream, Cupcakes for Cancer and other paediatric oncology centres for a drive in a car of their dreams.
The cars ranged from old-school American Muscle Cars to the latest supercar offerings from Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini and many other brands.
Car owner Bradley Ainge was a sickly child and his father had taken him to see exotic cars as a way for him to keep motivated in life. Ainge said this was what he loved doing for ill children because he could understand what they were going through.
“The initiative is run by me and attended by fellow car lovers,” he said.
“I have a long-standing group of friends and friends of theirs who are passionate about exotic cars and performance cars.”
The children were driven in a convoy of exotic cars around the Melrose Arch area and afterwards enjoyed coffee and cake. They also received SuperKids and SuperCars branded caps, backpacks and beanies. Toys R Us also donated toys for them.
Reach For a Dream Foundation’s spokesperson Mellisa Green said the event was to fulfil the dreams of youngsters who were facing life-threatening diseases.
“The children have already gone through a lot, so the purpose of the event is to mostly give them a fun-filled day,” she said. “All they are used to is chemotherapy and doctors. This is how we try to give them hope.”
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