Dunga Derby tar­gets ri­fle club

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

SHOOT­ING: More than 200 novices tested out their shoot­ing skills when the Dunga Derby Rally for a Cause made a sched­uled stop at the Monto Ri­fle Club on Satur­day.

The Dunga Derby is an an­nual fundrais­ing event with peo­ple tak­ing part in a four-day car rally that starts and fin­ishes in Her­vey Bay.

As part of this year’s rally par­tic­i­pants vis­ited the Monto Ri­fle Club to take part in the Dunga Derby Chicken Chal­lenge.

Ri­fle Club sec­re­tary He­len Schimke said 54 cars and 205 peo­ple ar­rived at 9.30am on Satur­day with a small band of ri­fle club mem­bers on hand to put the visi­tors to the test.

Schimke said the mem­bers did their best to wel­come the visi­tors and show them the ropes.

“With the ma­jor­ity of the visi­tors never hav­ing used a ri­fle be­fore, it was great to to of­fer them ex­pe­ri­ence of us­ing a ri­fle in a safe and con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

The Rally for a Cause is a com­mu­nity char­ity ac­tively sup­port­ing Fraser Coast fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als af­fected by life-threat­en­ing med­i­cal con­di­tions or whose lives have been dis­rupted by detri­men­tal cir­cum­stances be­yond their con­trol.

Monto was one of the last stops for the Dunga Derby Rally par­tic­i­pants, who wrapped up their third suc­cess­ful rally on Sun­day af­ter­noon, fin­ish­ing up at the Seafront Oval on the Fraser Coast.

Or­gan­is­ers said this year’s rally had helped raise more than $250,000 for char­ity.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RAL­LY­ING RIDERS: Dunga Derby Rally par­tic­i­pants gather at the Monto Ri­fle Club on Satur­day.

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