Cruising for cancer
Tuesday, 2nd April, 2013
By Gayle Ball
Anyone with a keen sense of adventure who wants to help raise money for a good cause is invited to take part in the fourth annual Cruisin' Along event.
In the "tag along" tour, more than 30 vehicles make their way from Orange through towns in NSW and SA.
They will be raising money for the Western Care Lodge Accommodation for cancer patients and their carers, which is located at the Orange Health Service.
Since the tour began, organiser Terry Davis said it had raised over $300,000 for the accommodation facility which benefits people in regional NSW.
Participants pay for their own accommodation, meals and repairs (no support vehicles are provided), with entrants encouraged to raise money by selling advertising space on their cars and gathering items to auction at the towns along the way.
"Our main aim is having a bit of fun and raising some money," Mr Davis said.
A $500 entry fee is also charged for each vehicle.
This year's Cruisin' Along will run from May 3 to 11, with overnight stays in Lake Cargelligo, Pooncarie, Morgan, Wilpena Pound (Rawnsley Station), Broken Hill, Louth and Trangie.
Mr Davis said participants will arrive in Broken Hill on Wednesday, May 8 and leave for Louth the next day.
"Two years ago we came through Broken Hill," Mr Davis said, adding that a trip to Silverton would again be high on the agenda.
"Their experience of Broken Hill was one of amazement."