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Two members of Endeavour Foundation’s team at Wacol are brimming with excitement after being selected to take part in this year’s Great Endeavour Rally.
Supported employees Heather Livingstone, 20, and Richard Kinghorn – who will turn 45 on scrutineering day – are thrilled at the prospect of a once-in-a-lifetime road trip to Uluru.
Moved to tears when it was revealed that she had been selected to take part in this year’s rally, Heather said that her friends were delighted at her luck.
“I’m really happy. I didn’t think I would get it, but it is something I wanted to do. My mum and dad are excited for me too. I’m used to going on big road trips with my family, but I’m really looking forward to watching the amazing sunrise at Uluru.”
Richard was over the moon when he heard that he’d been picked to join this year’s event.
“I thought I’d put my name in and see how I went. I was really surprised. Everybody has congratulated me.”
It has been a long time since Richard has been on a holiday and he has never been to Uluru or any of the rally destinations.
“I’m looking forward to being in the car and going on a big road trip,” he said.
More than 150 participants have already signed up for the adventure, which begins in Ipswich before making its way to Uluru via the legendary Finke Desert Race.
Great Endeavour Rally Coordinator Paul Purcell said that it is an experience not to be missed.
“Endeavour Foundation’s iconic rally has been running for almost 30 years, and this year aims to raise more than $300,000, which will enable us to support 3,240 people with a disability across Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory. That means greater choice, control, independence and inclusion,” Paul said.
“We’re delighted that Heather and Richard are able to join us on this exhilarating adventure. By day we’ll travel through some of the most picturesque country, and by night we’ll camp out under the stars in remote locations, enjoying good country food cooked by local community groups. It will be a truly amazing experience.”