GREATER Bendigo residents can donate toys for children in need as part of the seventh annual Toy Dash to Pratty's Patch.
The event is at the Maiden Gully restaurant on Sunday, December 6. Drivers should bring a toy to be donated to the Salvation Army.
Organiser Melanie Tatt said she was concerned they would have to cancel this year's event due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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But Mrs Tatt said the fundraiser was able to go ahead with minimal changes.
"We're allowed to have up to 300 people outside so the event will be predominately outside with people social distancing," she said.
"Bookings are essential if you want to have lunch, but other than that it's pretty much the same."
The event started with residents coming in their show cars, but Mrs Tatt said people could attend in any sort of car, truck, or motorbike.
"It's just about getting the toys," she said. "There are so many central Victorian families that go without at Christmas.
"If we didn't do this, the kids wouldn't get any presents at all. The Salvos deliver the toys to families who need them."
Mrs Tatt said drivers would be able to meet at the Ravenswood Caltex service station at 11am on December 6, with the group to depart for Pratty's Patch at 11.30am.
Drivers could also meet at the Bendigo Stadium at 11.15am for a 11.45am departure.
Mrs Tatt said people could find more information about the event here.
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