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Great Endeavour Rally hits Whitsundays

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THE GREAT Endeavour Rally came to the Whitsundays last week, after a long four days traveling from Maroochydore, in Southeast Queensland.

The Endeavour Foundation is an independent organisation, established in 1951, with a vision to support people with an intellectual disability to live their best life – starting with equal access to education and life-skills learning.

The Great Endeavour Rally, or ‘Bush and Beach Run’, brings together teams from all over Australia to raise funds, while fostering camaraderie and spirit of an amazing driving community.

Arriving at the Endeavour Foundation Cannonvale Learning and Lifestyle Centre, on Tuesday, in their best superhero get-ups, the teams enjoyed their day in the sun, having a splash around and spraying each other with water guns, while rally cars arrived for their special hand carwash.

The car wash service was a hit, after vehicles trekked through mud from their mystery stop, Nebo, all the way to Airlie Beach.

“Doing this is so rewarding, and the all the people just have hearts of gold,” rally co-ordinator and event organiser Nathan Woolhouse said.

“People can join in, and they can see where the money is going and what’s its contributing to. Everyone involved is an adventurer and they all have big hearts.”

Nathan has worked with The Endeavour Foundation for nine years and began his role as rally co-ordinator, in 2018.

So far, the rally has 51 teams registered and has received 1,071 donations, totalling an impressive $536,463.

This year’s rally will wrap up in Cairns and has been one of the most successful motor fundraising events to date.

Next year’s rally is set to be even bigger, capping out at 70 vehicles, with participants heading up to Cape York, Northern Queensland.

Visit www.great.endeavour.com.au for more information.

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