Katherine's Motor Vehicle Enthusiast Club sweltered through Saturday morning as it channeled Santa's gift-giving and collected hundreds of toys for children in need this Christmas.
A convoy of decorated vintage cars and bikes drove through Katherine streets amassing two cargo pallets of toys.
And almost $4,500 was raised to be split between the Katherine Scouts and Katie Oliver, a member of the club who is currently battling Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The toys will be donated to the Salvation Army and the the Katherine Isolated Children's Service to distribute to struggling families in the region.
"There are always quite a few families going without gifts in Katherine for a number of different reasons," Salvation Army captain Julie Howard said.
"It is a pretty dire situation. There is so much advertising on TV of kids opening toys on Christmas, and for a lot of children that isn't a reality, but they don't understand their family can't afford it."
Annually, the Salvation Army hands out hundreds of gifts and food hampers.
"Being able to put joy on a child's face is invaluable," she said.
"And we couldn't do it without the community support of the Toy Run."
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