Great Endeavour Rally flag-off a double celebration

06 June 2016

Supported employee Bernard Lane celebrated 50 years of working with Endeavour Foundation by joining Ipswich Deputy Mayor, Paul Tully, to flag off the 2016 Great Endeavour Rally.

Delighted to be officiating at Sunday’s launch (5 June), Bernard said that – aside from spending time with friends and his girlfriend, Sharon – working at Endeavour Foundation is one of his favourite things to do.

“I’ve done packaging, heat sealing, labelling. I used to cut rags in recycling. I’ve also learnt how to get on with people,” he said.

“The best thing is knowing I’ve done a good day’s work and earned my money”.

Ipswich Deputy Mayor Paul Tully said Ipswich was proud to be the starting point for the 2016 Great Endeavour Rally.

“For almost 30 years participants have raised dust and dollars in support of the Endeavour Foundation,” he said.

“The Endeavour Foundation does marvellous work providing opportunities for people with a disability, thanks in no small part to the support of its volunteers and rally participants.”

Great Endeavour Rally Coordinator Paul Purcell thanked Bernard for being a wonderful ambassador for the organisation and Cr Tully for braving the wintry weather.

“It was a pleasure to have Bernard flag off the teams at this year’s rally. Not only is he an incredible employee, he’s the embodiment of everything that the event stands for – choice, control, independence and inclusion for people with a disability.

“Particular thanks to each and every one of the teams who have been fantastic throughout. Without their fundraising, hard work and commitment this event simply would not happen.”

Endeavour Foundation’s 2016 adventure started in Ipswich before making its way to Uluru via the route of the toughest of off-road courses, the Finke Desert Race track. This year the Great Endeavour Rally’s Uluru finish line will in fact only be the beginning as it signals the start of the Super Endeavour Rally, with participants in this extra special event heading south to the extraordinary Lake Eyre, before returning to Queensland via the edge of the Simpson Desert, and the Birdsville Track. The full 18-day adventure will visit the heart of Australia and see some of the greatest places on earth.

This year’s rally fundraising target is $300,000, which will enable Endeavour Foundation to support 3,240 people with a disability across Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory.

To find out more or make a donation visit https://great.endeavour.com.au.

 

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