Dunnies to race in derby
A royal procession wackier than the Whacky Racers is set to grace Clem Thompson Oval in Tom Price on September 12.
Teams in the Pilbara are busy in their workshops, crafting portable toilet chariots to compete in the town’s Royal Throne Race and Family Fun Day which will raise money for Steps for Stessy.
In the past two years, a charity walk has been held in the town to raise money for Princess Margaret Hospital in memory of Manjimup four-year-old Stephanie Tempra, who lost her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November, 2011.
Tom Price resident Narelle McLeod, the cousin of Stephanie’s mother Vanessa, has been the driving force behind fundraising efforts in the mining town.
She said they wanted to do something different each year, hence the dunny derby.
“We have had a fair bit of interest,” Mrs McLeod said.
“On the day, we’re going to have a toilet seat toss.
“The race is a relay, so you have to stop and change the throne dweller and the big prize for winning is a golden poo.”
The “poo” prize is reconstituted clay, made by a local art teacher.
Racers will run in threes, with two pulling and one sitting on the throne, with changeover points at three items: a toilet brush, a toilet roll, and a newspaper.
Mrs McLeod said the last throne dweller had to run to the finish line with their pants down.
“But all underwear must remain intact,” she said.
The family fun day starts at 3pm with races from 4pm.
For more information contact Narelle McLeod on 0417444714.