Dun­nies to race in derby

Pilbara News - - News - Peter de Krui­jff

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.

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