Pair rally support for 3,600km fundraising drive

December 31 2012
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Two St Andrew’s residents are rallying support for a fundraising adventure that will see them drive more than 3,600km across the Australian outback this May.

Pair rally support for 3,600km fundraising drive

Two St Andrew’s residents are rallying support for a fundraising adventure that will see them drive more than 3,600km across the Australian outback this May. Greg and Daisy

But instead of the top-of-the-range, all-terrain vehicle that might make short work of such a journey, Greg Udall and Daisy Taylor will be tackling the unforgiving landscape in a car worth less than £650.

The pair, who will be racing as the “Budgie Smugglers”, have begun their fundraising drive for the Cancer Council in their hometown, organising a raffle with prizes donated by many Gloucester Road businesses, including vouchers from The Flyer, Halo café, Café Ronak, Ciao Burger, Wish Beauty, Harvest and Fig, haircuts from Moda and wine tasting evenings from Grape & Grind.

The raffle raised £150, while a calendar featuring the duo’s friends braving the cold in their swimwear has also gone on sale.

Daisy took part in last year’s rally in Australia after losing her dad Nick to cancer. Her team raised more than £8,000 for the Cancer Council by completing the rally, in which the temperatures, dust and unsealed roads thwarted many a fundraiser. Daisy in the rally

She said: “Being on the rally last year and hearing the stories from fellow participants who had lost family members and friends to this disease has made us even more determined to raise even more money to support this important cause.”

Daisy and Greg are holding a fundraising evening on January 11 at Halo, Gloucester Road, where  for a £10 donation on the door guests can enjoy music from local band Beyond Rivers and DJs.

For more information about the events, as well as how to donate, visit the Facebook page  www.facebook.com/TheBudgie SmugglersSBR2013.