Nearly 20 of the city's car clubs have formed an
alliance to help not only auto aficionados but also those in
On May 20, the alliance will take a group of sick kids
on a tour of the city, said Zhang Jun, secretary general of the
alliance, which covers about 50,000 members.
"We believe children will love going out in this way,"
Zhang said. He said 30 private cars will be used as transport with
each car taking one child, a parent and a volunteer. The alliance
is preparing an official Website on which other charity projects
will be announced. It should go online next month.
Zhang said that because most car fans are aged between
25 and 42 who are "ambitious and energetic to do something for the
society," they will want to get involved in charity
"The city has about 30 car clubs, with more than
50,000 members, but they never got in touch with one another," he
said. "I believe it's a good idea to gather them together to do
some good for other people."
Daily May 11, 2007)