A tired crew of ralliers hit the Tenterfield Bowling Club on Saturday on the last day of a nine-day route which took them from Port Macquarie to Rockhampton and back to Armidale, all to raise vital funds to help kids living with kidney disease.
The Kidney Kar Rally hit the road with Supercars championship driver Chaz Mostert in the starting line up.
"Rally driving's a new experience for me so I'm excited to be kicking the rally off and seeing how the experienced rally drivers do it, but I'm going to do my best to give them a run for their money," Chaz said.
Kidney Health Australia's Kidney Kar Rally's 2019 route took in the beautiful and rugged NSW and Queensland countryside, stopping along the way at Port Macquarie, Walcha, Uralla, Goondiwindi, Dalby, Miles, Moura, Rockhampton, Monto, Gayndah, Jandowae, Toowoomba before finishing in Armidale on Saturday.
Chief Executive Officer of Kidney Health Australia, Chris Forbes, said the rally was all about 'big kids helping little kids' by raising vital funds for kids living with kidney disease.
"We've had fantastic support from the rally drivers for the past 31 years, raising over $15 million in total, and helping countless kids from all over the country deal with the daily challenges of living with this debilitating disease.
"Alarmingly, 65 people die with kidney related diseases every day, and currently 1.5 million Australians are unaware they have early signs of the disease. So, the rally is a great platform to connect with and educate local communities about kidney disease and the importance of prevention, early detection and support."
For more details about the Kidney Kar Rally visit kidneykarrally.org.au.