Driven to raise vi­tal money

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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.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

READY TO DRIVE: Mar­ion Jack and Dina Kling with the An­gry Birds car (pic­tured in full be­low).

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