Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for GIVIT
This year, we were honoured to again have the incredible support of our national fundraiser - the Road Boss Rally (RBR). This car rally, with its community of generous entrants, has now raised a whopping $1.1 MILLION for GIVIT over the past five years. WOW!
This past year, due to devastating bushfires, the effects of COVID-19 felt across the country and a resulting increase in domestic and family violence, we're seeing a significant increase in people needing help, including many who've never needed to ask for help before. It's only thanks to generous support from organisations like Road Boss Rally, that GIVIT is able to keep meeting these critical needs.
The generous, fun-loving adventurers who make up the Road Boss Rally set off on their 2020 journey across outback southern Queensland. We're proud and grateful for the remarkable efforts of RBR this year - working with local communities to ensure their wishes were respected and all COVIDSafe guidelines followed. In a difficult year, we saw RBR rise to the challenge and go beyond.
It was really wonderful to surprise everyone at the final moment of the rally when they finished another epic, and even more challenging Road Boss Rally. Big smiles, dusty vehicles, with lots of
love and joy surrounding everyone. I was truly overwhelmed by the Rally entrant’s generosity this year, and it has kept me filled with new optimism about this year... the unique year of 2020. You really are the engine, oil and tyres of our operations. You embraced GIVIT before all others did. We really are grateful.
On behalf of the entire GIVIT team, I want to thank the rally community whole-heartedly for your support of GIVIT, and congratulate you on the success of the 2020 rally. I know that COVID-19 significantly affected your preparation, participation and ability to fundraise - so the outcome of the fundraising is simply incredible!!! It is all credit to the incredible rally community you have built together. Jamie, thank you again for supporting GIVIT. In these hard times, we truly appreciate it and look forward to next year’s rally.
What is the Road Boss Rally?
Dubbed “the Road Boss” for fearlessly taking participants where most rally organisers wouldn’t dare, Founder and Organiser Jamie Lawson said the rally travelled across some of the most challenging backroads across outback Australia. “The Road Boss Rally is unique compared with other charity car rallies,’’ Mr Lawson said. “With the permission of private property owners, we head off on some tough and challenging tracks. We don’t cruise the highways on the Road Boss Rally, we take the hard roads. It’s a safe rally, not a speed course but a huge challenge for drivers and navigators that’s also lots of fun while raising funds for GIVIT and supporting local communities.’’
Find out more at www.roadbossrally.com.au.
Road Boss Rally - Gundi to Gundi via the Gully
The Road Boss Rally is an adventure in the outback, where you meet great people, see amazing places, and have a lot of fun while fundraising for GIVIT. Entries are now open to the March taster rally in Goondiwindi, Southern Queensland.