Women to rally for cancer cause
CANCER DRIVE: Tess Graff and Michelle Chalwell are looking to raise money for the Cancer Council.
A BRIGHT woman and her close friend hope the community will get behind their efforts to make a difference to those fighting cancer.
Michelle Chalwell and former Bright woman Tess Graf, who now lives in Wodonga, will participate in the Mystery Box Rally in October.
The event has raised more the $13 million across Australia.
“Part of the requirements for our participation is to raise a minimum of $3500 but most teams raise well above this amount,” Ms Chalwell said.
“These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.”
The Mystery Box Rally requires teams to drive their own 25 plus year-old cars along a mystery route in a unique five-day challenge.
The route is a loop starting and finishing at the same location, but all the other details are kept under wraps, only given to the teams each morning.
Michelle and Tess have registered their team name as The Happy Hippies.
“The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, un- predictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups,” she said.
“Vehicles often break down but no one gets left behind while each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements.”
A fundraising movie night will be held at Cloud 9 Cinema in Bright on Wednesday, September 19 from 7pm.
For tickets contact Michelle on 0419 501 764.
You can also donate at www.mystery-box.com.au and searching The Happy Hippies.