Charity drive rumbles into town

By Dominic Geiger

The deep rumble of a convoy of cancer fighting cars and the haunting tunes of a Scottish pipe band marked the arrival of the Cruisin’ Along Care West Charity Drive in Condobolin last Friday night.
After arriving in town, the drivers made their way to the Condobolin Sports Club where a barbecue had been organised to celebrate the visit.
Co organiser and Mayor of Orange, John Davis, said the rally visited towns that had been supportive of the Care West Lodge project.
The Care West Lodge, which is adjacent to the new Orange Hospital, will provide support and accommodation for rural cancer patients and their carers.
“Condobolin has been very supportive with the project and has raised in excess of $50,000,” he said.
“The lodge will be finished in June so if someone has cancer, comes from a rural area and needs to be treated in Orange, there’ll be a facility available for them, their family and friends there.
“The fact is, it’s a great cause because one in every three Australians is affected by cancer.”
Dee Barnes, who made the journey from Orange as part of the drive, said she’d had a great time both as part of the convoy and at the Sports Club.
“We’ve been well looked after tonight,” she said.
“I’ve been to the Care West Lodge and I get involved because it’s great to support such a helpful initiative.”
The Condobolin RSL Pipe Band also put on a well received performance for the visitors.

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