Driven to raise vital money
TEAM Childers aims to send two cars to this year’s Camp Quality Escarpade and will start raising money for the annual adventure this weekend.
The Escarpade will travel back roads in country New SouthWales to raise money for cancer research.
Cars will leave Narrabri on October 17 and take the scenic route to Goondiwindi, where they will arrive on October 25.
Damien Tarda, Ross Nugent and John Cole took the Angry Birds car on the trek last year, but this year will be joined by Dina Kling and Marion Jack.
Mrs Kling said she and Ms Jack would take control of the Angry Birds car, with the men building a completely new vehicle.
It is understood the new car will have an Anzac theme to mark the centenary of Gallipoli.
Mrs Kling said the reason behind their involvement was simple: to find a cure and rid the world of cancer.
“They’re good friends with Marion and I and when we were asked we jumped in,” Mrs Kling said.
While it won’t be a completely new experience for Mrs Kling, she admitted it had been a long time since she hit the open road.
“I’ve never really done it,” she said.
“We travelled a lot when we were kids, but I don’t think it was anything like this.”
To make the trip Team Childers has to raise about $5000 per car, and that mission will start at Apple Tree Markets this Saturday.
“Even though it’s directed at kids it will still have an effect on adults,” Ms Jack said.
READY TO DRIVE: Marion Jack and Dina Kling with the Angry Birds car (pictured in full below).