Major outback motoring adventure to help kids with cancer

A FLEET of 71 quirky vehicles will be travelling over 3,500kms through NSW, SA and VIC from Broken Hill to Albury on October 18-25, 2014 as part of esCarpade: Camp Quality’s outback motoring adventure.

The cavalcade of crazy cars will pass through Broken Hill, Port Augusta, Clare Valley, Barossa, Berri, Wentworth, Clare, Hay, Lockhart and finish in Albury on 25 October.

The event has attracted 190 entrants from Victoria, Queensland and NSW. 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 $1.2 million – enough for Camp Quality to support a further 250 families who have a child living with cancer for the next year, through their resilience-building programs.

Bianca Elhage, Event Manager, said: “Putting cars that are at least 20 years old through the challenge of the off-road adventures of the outback is all part of the excitement that this event generates. Getting those old cars dressed up in lots of wacky, weird and wonderful ways is quite a sight as they pull into the towns – it’s a unique experience, not to be missed!”

esCarpade 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 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.

To support your local team, visit https://www.mycampquality.org.au/escarpade

Ryan Fritz

Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.

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