GALLERY: Drivers rally for those with disabilities
A CONVOY of cars and four-wheel-drives has taken off on a journey across outback Australia to raise funds for the Endeavour Foundation.
More than 40 vehicles and 150 people signed up to take part in the 2016 Great Endeavour Rally, which will take them across some of the harshest terrain in the country.
The group set off yesterday morning after all the vehicles were inspected at the Endeavour Wacol facility on Saturday.
The organisation put on a barbecue for all drivers.
The group will travel to Uluru via the toughest off-road course, the Finke Desert Race Track.
This year the rally’s Uluru finish line will also be the beginning of the Super Endeavour Rally.
Participants in this rally head south to Lake Eyre before returning to Queensland via the edge of the Simpson Desert, and the Birdsville Track.
This year’s rally fundraising target is $300,000, which will enable the foundation to support 3240 people with a disability across Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory.
Great Endeavour Rally co-ordinator Paul Purcell said the event started 29 years ago and every year became bigger and bigger.
“So far the event has raised more than $9 million to help people with a disability gain employment and also provide a better standard of living,” Mr Purcell said.