Renowned Toowoomba car rally organiser, Jamie Lawson, is officially launching his new home-grown venture the Road Boss Rally in the Garden City today.
Road Boss Rally has named GIVIT Charity of Choice, and will be raising money and support for the cause.
Word of the rally has already spread across the country with 72 teams from New South Wales, Victoria, Cairns, Rockhampton, Roma and Mackay pre-registered to take part in the inaugural rally covering almost 10,000km across remote, outback Australia.
To officially launch the Road Boss Rally, Mr Lawson is holding a media call on April 27, 2016 at Wellcamp Airport, where media are invited to interviews and a rally pre-show.
Over the past 20 years Mr Lawson and his father, Alan, have been at the helm of high-profile charity car rallies such as the Kidney Kar Rally, the Cystic Fibrosis Great Escape and Great Endeavour Rally.
Dubbed “the Road Boss” for his work, this year Mr Lawson will tackle a new venture by launching the Road Boss Rally.
Kicking off from Toowoomba on June 5, the convoy of rally cars will head west to tackle tough, scenic country as they zig-zag through 3,000km of little-used roads and private property to the idyllic destination of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales coastline.
Then a ‘Super Addition’, occurring every four years, will head off across the red dust of remote, outback Australia travelling an extra 7,000km to arrive in Perth by June 25.
Mr Lawson said while the Road Boss Rally will raise dust, it will also raise dollars for Australian charity GIVIT to continue its work supporting other charities across Australia.
“Our first rally this June is not for the faint-hearted. The cars will tackle bush roads and challenging tracks to reach remote areas. Our rally is tough, but we know it is nothing compared to what others battle every day,” Mr Lawson said.
“We chose to raise funds to support grass-roots organisation GIVIT, as we strongly believe in the work it does to assist 1,100 other charities across the country.”
GIVIT Founder and CEO, Juliette Wright, said she was incredibly grateful for the support of Road Boss Rally and its entrants.
“GIVIT is a charity connecting those who have, with those in need. Through our website, all trusted charities, not-for-profits and front-line agencies can (for free) request exactly what is needed by their vulnerable clients,” Ms Wright said.
“The incredible donations from Road Boss Rally will go a long way towards ensuring those requests are fulfilled and people in need receive what they need, when they need it most.”
Mr Lawson, who has organised car rallies for more than 20 years, has previously raised more than $20 million to support Australians doing it tough and is hoping the generosity continues.
“We have already raised around $20,000 for GIVIT and we haven’t even had out first rally! I’m excited to see the generous donations continue in the coming months,” Mr Lawson said.
Anyone who wants to get involved with the Road Boss Rally, support GIVIT and come on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure is encouraged to visit www.roadbossrally.com.au.
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