WesCarpade is Camp Quality’s outback motoring adventure held in Western Australia. A fleet of 18 quirky vehicles will be travelling over 2,000 km from Kalbarri to Dampier, August 3-9, 2014.
The event has attracted entrants from Donnybrook, Bunbury and Bridgetown, as well as Perth. Each car must be at least 20 years old, and each team spends the year dressing the car up, making it roadworthy and encouraging people to sponsor them for their week-long adventure.
The aim is to raise an engine-busting $350,000 – enough for Camp Quality to support a further 87 families who have a child living with cancer for the next year, through their resilience-building programs. The dressed up cars will begin their journey in Kalbarri on Sunday, August 3, at Kalbarri Foreshore at 8:00am and travel for a week.
Chris ‘Millsy’ Mills, former weatherman for GWN7, said: “This is the third Camp Quality WesCarpade I’ve been on, and I love it every single year. We get to dress up like fools and drive through the beautiful outback. But most importantly, we’re raising essential funds for a great cause – helping Camp Quality to create a better life for kids living with cancer.”
WesCarpade is the culmination of year-long fundraising by dedicated and hard-working fundraisers committed to creating a better life for children living with cancer and their families. Along with support crew, a total of 76 people will be participating in the WA outback adventure.
Along the way they’ll pull into towns in a fanfare of sirens, horns, water cannons, lights and colour in true Camp Quality style.
The entrants will also visit local schools with the Camp Quality puppets. The puppets will perform a version of their fun and educational play designed to help pupils become supportive and understanding of children living with cancer.
This year WesCarpade sets off from Kalbarri on August 3 and passes through Yallalong, Ballythunna, Gascoyne Junction, Eudamullah, Mt Augustus, Mt Vernon, Newman, Marble Bar and finishes up in Dampier on August 9.
This is the third year Camp Quality has run WesCarpade in Western Australia; last year’s event travelled from Geraldton to Busselton.
To support your local team, visit https://www.mycampquality.org.au/wescarpade