Get behind the wheel to raise funds for good cause

Augusta Margaret River Times
Local mechanic Tom Roberts is helping to co-ordinate the Box Rally in Margaret River.
Camera IconLocal mechanic Tom Roberts is helping to co-ordinate the Box Rally in Margaret River. Credit: Warren Hately

Fundraising project Cancer Cruise will host its first tour of the Margaret River region later this month.

Backed by WA’s Cancer Council, the fun and family-friendly project will see drivers rattle the tin for cancer charities while enjoying a driving tour of the region.

Local mechanic Tom Roberts was quick to put his hand up as a local co-ordinator after taking part in a similar event from Perth to Sydney and Uluru.

“After taking part in the 10-year box rally, it felt right to try and organise something locally,” he said.

Sunday, March 28 is slated for the big day out. Since its foundation 11 years ago by Australian James Freeman after both his parents died from cancer, the charity has raised more than $24 million for cancer research.

“Cancer Cruise isn’t a car show or a competition,” Mr Freeman said. “It’s a chance for people around Australia to gather their families and friends and have a great day out while raising vital funds for cancer research.”

The shorter version of the Cancer Cruise was one of the charity’s solutions for the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To get involved, visit cancercruise.com.au.

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