Instead of sitting around and talking about their cars, Maitland Classic Motor Association members decided to help the less fortunate in our community.
Since 2007 the group has raised more than $50,000 for various charities in the Hunter, including the flight service for sick kids, Little Wings.
In 2012 Little Wings began providing services to remotely located children undergoing cancer treatment at Westmead Children's Hospital. The team has extended its services to help other seriously ill children receiving treatment at the Sydney Children's Hospital Network and the John Hunter Children's Hospital.
The service helps families with regular, ongoing medical appointments to travel with ease, and offers a welcome break to children during their treatment by bringing them home for some much-needed quality time with family and friends.
The service regularly lands at Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Rutherford where Little Wings' Maitland-based volunteer Mr See and four other volunteers from Newcastle, transport young patients by road to their medical appointments.
Also a member of Maitland Classic Motor Association, Mr See said the association has contributed to a wide variety of charities but it's Little Wings that's close to his heart.
"We have made a significant difference to 105 families we have helped so far this year," Mr See said.
The Little Wings Maitland contingent has carried out 35 drives this year and travelled 2800 kilometres.