This August, the Cromwell Property Group Foundation and FDC Construction & Fitout will again partake in Destination Outback, supporting causes relevant to the rural communities visited throughout the journey.
The idea of Destination Outback was born as a means to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Dubbo South in 1989, with the first biennial event held in 1990. Nearly three decades, and 14 adventures later, Destination Outback has raised $1.9 million for over 60 rural causes, with the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service as the primary benefactor.
This year, the Cromwell Property Group Foundation (Foundation) is the Platinum Sponsor of the event, and will again partner with FDC Construction & Fitout to raise funds throughout this worthwhile journey.
Between 10 and 18 August, the fleet of 50 4WDs will travel from the Collie Hotel, located just outside Dubbo, to Longreach in Central Queensland, and then back to the Armatree Hotel in Northern NSW. Some of Australia’s most iconic towns will be visited along the way, including Quilpie, Cunnamulla, Yaraka, Isisford and St George.
The journey will consist of more than 40 hours of driving and 3,000 kilometres travelled.
Cromwell CEO Paul Weightman has been a participant of Destination Outback since 2012.
“The generosity of spirit struck me on those first events. You meet the most genuine and real people. After DO14 we got to talking about how we could do more to assist Destination Outback through the Cromwell Property Group Foundation. We decided to identify two charities to support for the DO16 event and we chose the Black Dog Institute and Pink Angels”, said Mr Weightman.
In 2016, the fundraising target of $20,000 was exceeded, with $38,500 raised. This year, the Foundation has set a target of $50,000 to be split between the charities identified by Rotary, as well as the communities visited along the way.
Call for corporate sponsors and individual donations
Destination Outback supports charities relevant to the Rotary Club of Dubbo South and causes that are important to rural communities visited throughout the drive. In order to raise money for these causes, we would again like to offer our Insight readers the opportunity to sponsor the vehicles the team will be travelling in on this incredible journey, or by making an individual donation.
Readers have the opportunity to make a one-off donation to the causes that the Foundation are supporting throughout DO18.
For further information, please contact the Cromwell Property Group Foundation, at Foundation@cromwell.com.au
Donations to the Cromwell Property Group Foundation of more than $2 are tax deductible. To donate, request a grant or seek more information, visit www.cromwellfoundation.org.au