In just under a month, Western Australia’s happiest and wackiest outback motoring adventure begins.
Starting on September 3, Wescarpade will travel along WA’s Coral Coast between Port Denison and Geraldton discovering uninterrupted stretches of white sandy beaches, untouched coral reefs, breathtaking gorges and brilliant carpets of colourful wildflowers.
Each car on the journey, which is elaborately decorated and at least 20 years old, has fundraised a minimum of $5000 for Camp Quality which aims to put smiles on the faces of children who are living with cancer.
Along the way, Wescarpadians will visit primary schools with the Camp Quality puppets which help dispel common myths and misconceptions about cancer in an engaging, safe and effective way. The program also helps to create support environments for children living with cancer.
So far the trip, which focuses on fun and adventure, has raised almost than $900,000 on the way to the $1 million target.
Camp Quality programs and community fundraising general manager Nedge Sinanovski met with local teams in Bunbury on Saturday as the scrutineer checked to make sure each car was ready for the journey.
“There are a number of crews in Bunbury who have done a fantastic job of preparing their vehicles for this year’s event,” she said.
“For many years the South West community have provided excellent ongoing support of Camp Quality which is thorough appreciated.”
For more information about Wescarpade or to donate visit wescarpade.org.au.