Holden crew revs up for Camp Quality fundraiser for kids

Emily AceSouth Western Times

Gavin Billington, Nic Riachi and Peter Stokes will participate in a motoring adventure stretching more than 2000km in an effort to raise $10,000 for children affected by cancer as part of the 2017 Camp Quality Wescarpade.

Mr Billington said his motivation for joining the event was his desire to give back and make a difference in his community.

“People affected by cancer have their whole lives changed overnight,” he said.

“Nic has a young child and his wife is a teacher’s aide, so we want to do whatever we can to help people, which is what the Wescarpade is all about.”

Team Brock 05 will hit the road in a 1996 Holden Commodore.

“It was actually one of the first cars I sold when I first started at Bunbury Holden and was recently traded back in to the dealership and we decided to keep it for the event,” Mr Billington said.

“The apprentices (at Bunbury Holden) have spent heaps of time on it and now it is probably better than brand new.”

Journeying from Armadale to Northam over seven days, the team will call into schools and communities along the way.

Mr Billington said he was confident the community would help them raise their goal amount through donations and events.

“Bunbury has a great community and is a great place to live where people are happy to get on board.”

The event will run from October 15 to 21, with donations accepted at https://wescarpade-2017.everydayhero.com/au/brock-05.

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