Ben’s worthy cause

A SMITHFIELD mechanic is opening the doors to his workshop in an effort to improve the lives of others within his local community.

All Car & Truck business owner Ben Potter will donate an entire day’s worth of vehicle repair labour to children’s services charity Novita, as part of his ‘Labour4ACause’ initiative.

Mr Potter is taking bookings for the special event, to be held on November 15, where clients will name their labour price, with all proceeds going directly to Novita.

All parts used in repairs will be paid in full, but instead of charging the customer for labour Mr Potter will quote how much he  would normally charge, and then offer customers the opportunity to donate that sum, or whatever they can afford, to the charity.

“I haven’t got money to donate, but I can help out in other ways and I wanted to get involved with the community a little bit more,” Mr Potter said.

Novita holds a special place in Mr Potter’s heart, as his late daughter Onieviia received a lot of assistance from the children’s charity after she was born with a rare neurodegenerative disorder known as Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Type 2 (PCH).

Mr Potter said Labour4ACause presented him with an opportunity to give back to the charity, which helped his family so much during its time of need.

“Back in 2011, my daughter was born with a pretty rare condition (PCH), which is similar to cerebral palsy,” he said.

“She passed away in 2013, but Novita helped us out heaps during her life.”

Mr Potter plans to hold Labour4ACause fundraising events once a month and will rotate which different charities, causes and community groups will receive the money raised each month.

“Our aim is to raise 11 hours worth of labour for each cause, which is about $1000,” he said.

The inaugural Labour4ACause will be held on Wednesday, November 15.

For more information, or to book your vehicle in, contact Ben Potter at All Car & Truck (0437 420 747) or message All Car & Truck on Facebook.

Tom Staggard

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Born and raised in Adelaide's northern suburbs, Tom attended Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East before studying journalism at the University of South Australia. Tom joined The Bunyip in June 2017 after previously working in the Adelaide Hills for The Courier newspaper in Mount Barker and the Weekender Herald in Crafers. As part of his role, Tom will cover the Adelaide Plains and Playford council regions. Away from work, he is a massive sports fan and loves all things football, cricket, basketball and soccer.

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