Dav­i­son brings V8 buzz to kids

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RACHEL RI­LEY

WILL Dav­i­son put smiles on the faces of fam­i­lies with sick chil­dren at the city’s Ron­ald McDon­ald house and he’s hop­ing the visit might give him the in­spi­ra­tion he needs to tackle this week­end’s rac­ing.

Back in 2013, Dav­sion vis­ited the North Queens­land house and was given a bracelet by one of the res­i­dents, just days be­fore he went on to win the main race. Dav­i­son is hop­ing his latest visit yesterday could also bring luck.

Dav­i­son and his Ere­bus Motorsport team do­nated a hot lap to the char­ity, which was raf­fled off for $ 2600.

“Any time you can give back to the com­mu­nity is a good op­por­tu­nity,” he said. “Just be­ing here and hang­ing with kids, if they get a smile out of it, it’s a re­ally amaz­ing ex- pe­ri­ence you’ll take with you.” The North Queens­land House’s Brad Hastewell said the money raised from the raf­fle would cover the equiv­a­lent costs of ac­com­mo­dat­ing a fam­ily for 40 nights.

“The chil­dren stay­ing here are not from Townsville so they don’t get the V8 buzz from where they are,” Mr Hastewell said. “So com­ing here is a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for them so they can ac­tu­ally in­ter­act with the driv­ers we get.”

Pic­ture: SHAE BE­PLATE

GOOD LUCK CHARMS: Will Dav­i­son with Bran­don Dahler, 13, Teliah Knight, 6, Liam Moon, 5, Jus­tice Renton, 10, and Os­car Renton, 9.

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