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CHARITY TRACK EVENT
Race day puts cheer in little hearts
Daniel Cummins will take part in the HeartKids Hillclimb on February 21.
Local photographer Daniel Cummins
is reminded of his little brother, Will,
by the joyous children who get taken
for race car rides at the annual
HeartKids Hillclimb charity event.
The race day, which has raised
about $55,000 for HeartKids NSW
since it began eight years ago, will
return to the Fairbairn Park Hillclimb
track on February 21.
It is held in memory of Will
Cummins, who was born with a
congenital heart defect in which his
heart and lungs were not connected
The determined boy passed away at
aged 12 after doctors doubted he
would live until his first birthday.
The brothers shared a passion for
car racing; Will proudly owned 100
matchbox cars that remain in the
family cabinet today.
"The night before he died at the
hospital, the last thing he spoke to me
about was how he wanted to get a cool,
black car for when he got his licence,"
"A few years later I ended up getting
a black car, which has turned into a
race car and has HeartKids stickers all
So wherever I go and race it is
raising awareness to help out other
kids like my little brother."
While technology has significantly
improved since then, Childhood Heart
Disease remains one of the biggest
killers of children under the age of
one, HeartKids reports.
Each week more than four
Australians pass away from a
congenital heart defect.
In an effort to change those
statistics, Mr Cummins has raced in
his own black car since the first
HeartKids Hillclimb in 2009, the year
of Will s 21st birthday.
He ll again join 40 competitors
whose rides range from standard road
cars to formula-style race cars.
One car at a time will race around
the sealed, one-kilometre tarmac track
winding around a big hill. Public
spectator access is free but visitors are
encouraged to buy a sausage sandwich
or raffle ticket.
There ll be free face painting and
children s activities as well as a chance
for kids to ride slowly around the track
in a race car -- Mr Cummins favourite
part of the day.
"It s amazing to see the HeartKids
children line up for a ride and their
smiles are what make me go back and
run the event again each year," he said.
"I see bits of my little brother in
these little guys and girls that have to
go through so much. It s great to see
them get to do something cool."
When: February 21, 9am to 4pm
Where: Fairbairn Park Hillclimb
track, Sutton Road, ACT
The ACT government has closed a
loophole that may have allowed some
drink drivers to evade prosecution.
Police within the ACT will now
have the power, under certain
circumstances, to enter private
property without permission to test
someone suspected of driving with
drugs or alcohol in their system.
Amendments to the the Road
Transport Legislation Act will mean
drivers will longer be able to avoid
sanction for their dangerous and
criminal behaviour by refusing to
allow police officers to enter premises
to undertake the necessary testing ,
Road Safety Minister Shane
The act . . . clarifies uncertainty
about the power of police officers who
require entry to a private property to
conduct an alcohol or drug screening
test, Mr Rattenbury said.
The community rightly expects
that they will be detected and removed
from our roads and not be allowed to
hide to avoid punishment.
The amendments also mean drivers
can now choose to have traffic and
parking infringement notices
delivered by email, rather than
receiving it on the spot or in the post.
Motorists can also declare online
they were not the driver at the time of
The new laws were designed to
streamline the infringement process
for ACT drivers, Mr Rattenbury said.
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