Week-long ad­ven­ture for char­ity

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THREE mates are pre­par­ing to em­bark on a week-long off road ad­ven­ture across the wild ex­panses of Aus­tralia in the name of char­ity.

Les­mur­die cou­ple Ben and Tara Thomas and their friend David Gib­son, of By­ford, are just days away from jump­ing in their 2013 Toy­ota Prado and join­ing a con­voy of 20 ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling from Kal­go­or­lie to Uluru as part of this year’s Va­ri­ety 4WD Chal­lenge.

Now in its 22nd year, the event will take par­tic­i­pants through the Mac­Don­nell Ranges and Kings Canyon on their jour­ney, with each car rais­ing thou­sands to help sick, dis­ad­van­taged or spe­cial needs chil­dren.

Mr Thomas said the trio was look­ing for­ward to the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We were drawn to Va­ri­ety be­cause of the great work they do sup­port­ing the sick and dis­ad­van­taged kids,” Mr Thomas said.

“We have had a cou­ple of friends that have had chil­dren with health com­pli­ca­tions and know­ing that there are char­i­ties out there like Va­ri­ety to as­sist means a lot.”

The Va­ri­ety 4WD Chal­lenge leaves Kal­go­or­lie on May 27.

Visit https://4wd­chal­lenge2018.ev­ery­day­hero.com/ au/ben-tara-gibbo-car-13 to do­nate.

Pic­ture: Mar­tin Ken­nealey d482724

Ben­jamin Thomas, Tara Thomas and Dave Gib­son.

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