NEEDING SUPPORT: Kidney Kar Rally gives affected  children the opportunity to grow with each other.
NEEDING SUPPORT: Kidney Kar Rally gives affected children the opportunity to grow with each other. Contributed

Massive rally in Moura

LOCALS are urged to support a fleet of rally car drivers who are making a pit stop in Moura to raise funds for kidney disease.

In its 31st year, Kidney Health Australia's Kidney Kar Rally includes a stopover in Moura where the public can get up close with the drivers and their vehicles.

Chief executive officer of Kidney Health Australia Chris Forbes said residents in Moura and surrounding areas should support the rally to help reach the fundraiser target.

"Our target this year is $500,000 but we'd love to smash it - the more funds we get, the more we can pour into programs to help children and young people deal with the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of kidney disease,” MrForbes said.

"The public are welcome to come along and see the cars at the various pit stops, including Moura, and watch them as they enter and leave the towns and share their pics on social media using hashtag #kidneykarrally.

"We also encourage them to fundraise directly to www.kidneykarrally.org.au where they can sponsor one of the teams or one of the towns that have also set up their own fundraising pages on the website and are putting out donation tins in some local businesses.”

Any money raised through the rally goes to helping the affected children have an opportunity to grow their support base.

"A lot of money goes to a camp where the kids spend time away from their families who need a break, but then kids get to interact with each other and establish peer group support,” MrForbes said.

"End stage kidney disease is a horrific disease and creates a massive burden on those affected.

"By supporting the rally you are really supporting lots of kids where they can have a moment of a much better experience.”

The Kidney Kar Rally will make a lunchtime stop at Moura State School, leaving at 1.30pm on August13.


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