Bush drivers dig deep
PEOPLE gave generously at a 4x4 group’s cancer fundraising event at the weekend.
The cause is one that is close to Jared Morgan’s heart, as the Ipswich-based secretary of the Busted Snatch 4x4 Club of Queensland has watched his father battle cancer.
“My father is now hospitalised with cancer and they don’t know how long he’s got left,” Mr Morgan said.
He has witnessed his once fighting fit dad deteriorate since being diagnosed early last year and wants to help raise money so that others may one day win the battle.
Mr Morgan rallied his four-wheel-drive club to hold a fundraising barbecue, raffles, a second-hand goods stall and auctions outside Ipswich City Mechanical on Saturday to raise money for the good cause.
Prizes given away included spotlights, window tinting and spray tans.
“It’s been a really good response all morning,” he said.
“It really means a lot for me to see the support of the local community.
“It became a lot bigger than we ever expected. We’ve had a lot of people drive past and we’ve seen them turn around and come back.”
The four-wheel-drive club, whose name is a reference to a broken piece of vehicle recovery equipment – the snatch strap, has accumulated 130 members in its first year of operation.
The group organise trips for all experience levels in a safe environment and camping adventures, and the club is family-friendly.