Inmates at Junee Correctional Centre have put their skills to the test, doing up a car from scratch all in the name of charity.
This is the third time TAFE NSW students at the correctional centre have worked to bring a car back to life in order to raffle off, this time raising money for Country Hope.
Manager of Rehabilitation and Reintegration with GEO, Trevor Coles, said the program was about developing personal and practical skills.
"Each time we do this now we get more and more of the inmates wanting to sign up, they're really keen to produce something they can be proud of," he said.
"In prison, there's not a great deal they can do so this gives them that sense of worth as well as really valuable hands-on experience."
About 10-12 men worked on the 1987 VL Holden Commodore for a "full nuts and bolts restoration", according to Mr Coles.
"It's been about a 12-month program from start to finish with TAFE teachers overseeing the whole process, and now it's almost ready to get out on the road," he said.
Spray painting and panel beating teacher for the correctional centre's TAFE classes, Richard Clark, said there were a number of skill sets working on the car.
"We have people from all walks of life, some have come into the course with no relevant skills at all and say they wish they'd done this sooner and made a career out of it," he said.
"The youngest we have is 19 while the oldest is 56, so it really is a team effort.
"It's not just the visual stuff too like painting and panel beating, the students do all of the mechanics and engine work and everything."
Country Hope events manager Tom Looney said the contribution to their charity was worth more than just money.
"This kind of things makes such a huge difference for us to support families dealing with cancer both financially and emotionally," he said.
"I think there is definitely that personal motive for the inmates too, we all have been touched by cancer either ourselves or through friends and family and being able to help is something fulfilling for them."
Hoping to raise upwards of $80,000, raffle tickets are being sold for the car online and at events around the Riverina.