Nearly 50 4WD Vehicles set off from Albury on Challenge for Kids

07-Mar-2016 7:45 AM

Nearly 50 4WD vehicles and more than 100 entrants will travel across the border from South Australia and descend on Albury for the official start of the Variety SA 4WD Challenge on Saturday, 12 March. The seven day event, which is in its 22nd year, is designed to raise money for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Last year the event raised an impressive $435,000 (net) which went towards giving books to children in emergency care who are left with little belongings and a program that supports disadvantaged children to receive volunteer mentoring and social support to achieve better outcomes.
The cohort includes medical, communications, mechanical and catering vehicles that support the entrants as they travel off-road and take in the sights of the breathtaking New South Wales and Victorian High Country in style; departing from the Ibis Resort and heading to Wheeler’s Creek Hut Camping area for lunch.
With facilities available such as flushing toilets and hot showers, the entrants certainly won’t be ‘’roughing it’ and are even treated to a fully catered crayfish dinner on the second night during their stay at Tom Groggin Campsite.  On this evening, entrants will also be dressed in ‘’Hippie or Bluegrass’’ costumes.
“We chose the New South Wales and Victorian High Country as it has the most attractive 4WD national parks in the country” says Event Chair, Joe Walker.
‘’We always get enthusiastic support from our 4WD entrants when they hear we are coming here,’’ he said.
“We’ve also managed this year to get granted exclusive access to iconic Tom Groggin station due to our reputation, which is a coup,’’ said Joe.
Variety – the Children’s Charity last year helped 135,878 children around Australia though distributing grants the value of almost $12 million which paid for equipment and programs to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to just be kids.
For more information, to donate, or to view the 4WD route, visit www.variety.org.au/sa.

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