It’s over and volunteers get the rally blues
KEN Laugher has been on the rally at least seven times and has been doing charity work all his life. “This is the best rally to do with the charity and all that,” he says. Not all participants drive in the rally. Thirty-five volunteers cross western Queensland to make sure everything runs smoothly.
David Ross, of the Sunshine Coast, has been an official for 10 years.
“I get more satisfaction out of helping people,” he said. “Running around organising stuff rather than just trying to beat the clock all the time.
“I do a lot behind the scenes with Jamie.”
Nic Kilah is a scoring official for the rally.
The Gatton resident started as a participant but quickly changed over when she was unsuccessful in the car. “I volunteer because of the people,” Nic said. “Everyone is a friend. You don’t know them, and you may not see them again until next year but they become friends.
“You get the rally blues when you head home, as no one understands what it is like.”