Quiz night to aid cancer rally

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Albany brothers, Hamish and Lockie Cameron from Team Gunslingers will drive through outback Australia for the Shitbox Rally fundraiser.Picture: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser
Camera IconAlbany brothers, Hamish and Lockie Cameron from Team Gunslingers will drive through outback Australia for the Shitbox Rally fundraiser.Picture: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser Credit: Albany Advertiser

Albany father Lockie Cameron will brave a 5150km journey through the Australian outback for the second time this year as part of the annual Shitbox Rally Cancer Council fundraiser.

This time, Mr Cameron will be joined by his brother Hamish Cameron as he drives along WA’s most formidable roads with a brand new “shitbox” vehicle — a 1986 Falcon XF named Stormy.

Mr Cameron said he was excited to get back on the road to support a cause close to his heart.

“My son was diagnosed with leukaemia four years ago and now he’s fully recovered,” he said.

“The main reason why he’s in a good stage now is due to the research that was carried out by the Cancer Council.

“We do this to help other families that have to experience what we experienced before.” The Cameron brothers will start their engines on May 8 and travel from Perth to Sydney, via Uluru, for two weeks. There will be about 250 vehicles in the rally, racing under the Team Gunslingers moniker.

To fund the rally, the brothers are holding a Gunslinger Quiz Night at the Centennial Agricultural Sheds at Cockburn Road on March 30.

Albany brewer Wilson Brewing Co will be there to support the event, together with local food and drinks vendors such as Frankland Estate Winery, The Kracken Van, and Gods of Food.

“We need to raise at least $5000 for the rally, which we accomplished last year, but we hope to raise up to $7000 or $8000 this year,” Mr Cameron said.

For tickets, visit the Team Gunslingers — Shitbox Rally 2019 Facebook page.

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