‘The Turd Herders’ join 2017 Kidney Kar Rally

Trevor Wood and Peter Dawson with 'Barbra the Sheep' kindly donated by Kate and Craig Eppelstun of Grenfell.
Trevor Wood and Peter Dawson with 'Barbra the Sheep' kindly donated by Kate and Craig Eppelstun of Grenfell.

Local residents Trevor Wood and Peter Dawson have joined the Kidney Kar Rally 2017 with their vehicle ‘The Turd Herders’ (Kar:  #147).

The drive kicks off on August 11 and will run through to August 19, 2017 beginning at Griffith then heading to Wagga Wagga via Tibooburra.

Trevor and Peter won't travel the usual tourist routes, but use a variety of exclusive roads on private properties, tracks and trails through National Parks and State Forests. This is a fun route, certain to challenge and test the skills of both driver and navigator. 

This will be the 29th consecutive Kidney Kar Rally and is guaranteed to be a most memorable occasion for Trevor and Peter.

Along the way they will be introduced to many new friends who are all participating for not only a great time, but to support a good cause.

By joining the 2017 Kidney Kar Rally Trevor and Peter will make a difference to children affected by kidney disease. They will actively be supporting the work of Kidney Health Australia to ‘Prevent, Detect, Support’. Trevor and Peter’s participation will also help to educate and advocate for improved detection and treatment, promoting good kidney health, and helping to reduce the incidence of kidney disease in Australia.

The annual Kidney Kar Rally, organised by Kidney Health Australia, was first formed in 1989 and over the years has raised much-needed funds to help run national Kidney Kids Camps, Kidney Kids Capers and Young Adult Programs.

The Rally follows the traditions of the Australian reliability trials from the 1970s. These trials test the driver and navigator as well as the vehicle, with results recorded on time-distance averages. It’s not a race but a drive of skill. Participants can choose how competitive they want to be.

As well as an amazing and memorable experience, the Kidney Kar Rally raises awareness of kidney disease in the areas they pass through.  At major pit stops, staff educate local communities about kidney disease and the importance of prevention, detection and support.

The rally teams cover thousands of kilometres through the Australian countryside. Recent rallies have travelled from Alice Springs to Moama via Coober Pedy, Gundagai to Cootamundra via Mt Gambier, Tamworth to Armidale via Bundaberg, Mandurah to Bendigo via The Nullarbor, Wagga Wagga to Cowra via Port Macquarie and Swan Hill to Glen Innes via The Flinders Ranges.

For members of the community wishing to donate to this wonderful charity they can do so by contacting Trevor and Linda Wood on 02 6343 2045 or by visiting http://kidney.org.au/connect/events/kidney-kar-rally/ and following the prompts.

You can also visit the above website and exclusively sponsor ‘The Turd Herders’ as they raise funds for Kidney Health Australia.

On behalf of the Grenfell community we wish Trevor and Peter all the very best on their Kidney Kar Rally journey.