LOCAL and overseas teams taking part in the upcoming Bathurst 12 Hour are keen to do their bit to raise money to support those affected by the state's devastating bushfires.
And fans will be able to follow the fundraising efforts through an online portal as the tally rises.
Bathurst 12 Hour organisers say funds will be raised in several ways before, during and after the event, which begins next Thursday, January 30.
All funds will be donated to the Australian Lions Club Foundation National Bushfire Appeal to be distributed to bushfire-affected communities and wildlife.
Household items such as water tanks, whitegoods, furniture, linen and shopping vouchers will be supplied.
Bathurst 12 Hour media manager Richard Craill said 12 Hour teams are being encouraged to donate to the cause directly or pledge a set amount per lap completed during the race, with a running tally to be compiled throughout the event.
"Several entrants have expressed a desire to auction items with the event to work with those teams or drivers in question to ensure funds raised are donated to the same cause," he said.
"A portal on the Bathurst 12 Hour website will track all donations, pledges or ongoing options to allow fans to follow online."
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As the official charity of the event, the Lions Club will also be on site taking donations from fans, according to Mr Craill.
"As well as raising funds for the Lions Club Foundation, the Bathurst 12 Hour will also support the tireless efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service throughout the event," he said.
"Each car in the race will sport the RFS logo, while all RFS volunteers who wish to attend the event will receive a double pass for free."
Event director Kurt Sakzewski said 12 Hour teams "have been very keen to embrace the remarkable fundraising efforts that we have already seen and we know many of them will work extremely hard to raise funds to support those who have been affected by the catastrophic bushfires".