It is our aim to donate a significant portion of any profits made to our nominated charities in the region. In past events we donated all of our profits to our nominated charities:
- National Sea Rescue Institute Station 12. The NSRI plays a vital part in saving numerous lives in the treacherous seas off our coast and the notorious Knysna Heads. The NSRI assists in the running of the event with its members providing our safety marshals for the event.
-Knysna Animal Welfare Society - KAWS provides essential services to animals in distress in the area, a much needed service especially in economically challenging times with numerous pet owners faced with retrenchments and minimal or zero income.
- 2009 - Knysna Sports School. The KSS provides an essential service to the youth of Knysna. Not only does it train kids who are able to afford extra coaching, it also provides essential development coaching to under privileged children. The latter programmes require essential funding and the Simola Hillclimb is fully supportive of these projects.
- 2010 – We made a donation to the MG Car Club South Cape Chapter who assisted with the Hillclimb for forwarding to their nominated charity. It selected the Lukhanyiso Safe House near Knysna, which is in the process of extending its building, and asked if they may add the amount to their funds for this purpose to which the Club agreed.
- 2011 - We dedicated the proceeds from our Golf Day to our nominated charities in the region. An amount of R46,500 was divided equally between the NSRI, Knysna Animal Welfare and the MG Car Club South Cape who will in turn pass the funds onto the Lukhanyiso Safe House.
We also contracted the Rotary Club of Knysna to manage our public bar areas and as such we donated slightly less than R10 000 to the club which will be channelled into local charitable projects.
These donations are in addition to the bolstered funds raised by the motor show, and then the hands-on experiences offered by the Slot Car Challenge and Soap Box Derby, which are aimed at providing stimulation and excitement for children from our poorer schools and areas.
Letters of appreciation 2011: