Tags: Cancer Council. Rally. Bribie Island. Queensland. Note for profit. Donations. Charity.
ON THE ROAD TO DARWIN for The Cancer Council
In just a few weeks time, a local resident, Vaughan Girouard and his mum Carla will make the drive to Darwin in a Falcon van that he has bought for the bargain basement price of only $200.
Vaughan (34) and Carla (62) have decided to make the journey as one of the 250 teams that will compete in the Cancer Council’s “Shitbox Rally,” an event which is regarded as the largest fundraiser for the council on a national basis. Vaughan explained to me that the rules of the rally require competitors to be driving a vehicle that was bought for less than $1,000 and is not a four-wheel drive.
Featured Image(above): The 1990 Falcon van that Vaughan bought for $200
‘As the event is all about raising both funds and awareness of the fight against cancer, fundraising is our main priority at the moment. Entrants have to have raised at least $4,000 before the event gets underway,’ said Vaughan. ‘We are now seeking both last-minute sponsors as well as donations and anyone who becomes a sponsor will not only have their business advertised on the van, they will also be given a link to their business on the “Shitbox Rally” website,’ he told me.
The 1990 Falcon van that Vaughan and his mother will drive in the rally has before endured the conditions that are commonplace in a rally and Vaughan pointed out that when he bought the vehicle, it was following the completion of the 2015 rally in which the old vehicle had competed as “Team Surf and Turf.”
We are competing as “Team Gold Fever” and the journey will take us on some of the country’s most atrocious roads,’ Vaughan commented. ‘It will be a six night and seven-day event and, judging from the previous years, it will receive great media coverage,’ He said.
Details about becoming a sponsor can be obtained by giving Vaughan a call on 0450 264297 and Vaughan said that there is a range of sponsorship deals available and the prices start at $100.
Anyone who would like to make a donation should log on to the website which is https://donate18.shitboxrally.com.au/gold-fever or they can also donate goods which are able to be raffled.
Team Gold Fever are dedicating their time to help the Cancer Council in their constant efforts to make a difference, through both research and education and, as there would not be too many of us who have not been touched by the effects of cancer at some time, either to parents, partners, close friends or ourselves.
With this in mind, it is important for all in the Bribie Island community to show their support for Vaughan and Carla as they give freely of their time to help make a difference.