LITTLE Will Cummins adored cars and couldn’t wait to get his driver’s licence. It wasn’t meant to be.
Will was born premature with a complex chromosome syndrome. He passed away at the age of 12, after the heart defect he had since birth became too much for his body.
To mark his memory, big brother Daniel runs the annual HeartKids Hillclimb on the one-kilometre race track at Fairbairn. The 2016 event, on February 21, has a full complement of 45 race-car drivers who will compete in intense time-trial laps while raising awareness about, and funds for, those with childhood heart disease.
It’s a family day out with the drivers taking time between racing to secure kids in their cars and drive them (slowly) around the track.
HeartKids Hillclimb raised about $12,000 last year, bringing the total funds raised since the event started in 2009 to $55,000. It’s free to attend with funds raised through event fees, sponsorships and raffletickets.
HeartKids Hillclimb, Fairbairn Park Hillclimb Track, Sutton Road. 9am-4pm, Sunday, February 21.