Banana Benders

Kidney Kar Rally

We are raising money to improve the lives of kid’s living with kidney disease. Kids like Eli…

Hi Potential donators, 

The Kidney Kar Rally for Kidney Kids (KKR) 2022 commences in August 2022 at Cairns and finishes at Dubbo via Longreach and Gold Coast. You will note from the attached email that Kidney Health Australia has arranged for Supercars Championship driver, Lee Holdsworth getting behind the wheel of a rally car to join us on the first day on the Kidney Kar Rally.  

The rally arranges meetings at various community engagements and this year we will be visiting at least two state schools – where the cars are displayed and information on kidney health is discussed with the school children. Gifts can be arranged to be handed out to these children.  Impromptu addresses can be delivered to the children noting reasons for entering the rally and acknowledging major sponsors.  There would be photo opportunities at the Runaway Bay Sports Complex on the lay day in Gold Coast in order to promote the cause and the need for funding for the annual camp for these special kids.   

In 2019, Team Banana Benders (previous names  include  - Team Renewables - renewal of the kidney kids; Team Neworgan – again same theme ) attained overall 6th place in a field of 55 rally cars which was a great feat given it was our 3rd rally and my navigator’s 1st year.  Rally 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions, so this year is super important for raising funds for the kidney kids. Again this year I will be taking a navigator who will be competing for his first year- Ian Gudgeon from Gladstone who is looking forward to the adventure and supporting this great cause..

 

Our team will be providing the time and the rally car to participate in the rally whilst meeting the costs of repairs, fuel and accommodation all the journey.  We are hoping that the car will be as reliable as it was in previous years with no breakdowns on the rally.

To date, the donations for 2022 are minimal and we would like to raise a target of $10,000  which means there is still funds needed to get to our target and even more funds needed to exceed our target and the fund raising cut-off date is 30 July 2022.

 

Thanks for your reading this email and look forward for you supporting our team in the 2021 Kidney Kar Rally.

 

The donation funds can be contributed by following the link below:

The Kidney Kar Rally helps support kids like Eli by raising funds for our kids and youth programs.
Please help us to help them. Your sponsorship or donation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.02k

Ian

Good luck Mick, remember to check the ball joints this time ;-)

$1,000

Hydral Installations

Here at Hydral we are pleased to be able to support Kidney Kar Rally again this year. What a great way to have some fun and raise money for a good cause.

$1,000

Ian Gudgeon

$1,000

Michael Newman

This is to kick-start the KKR fund raising for 2022. 11 Days on the road and will complete approx 7000 kilometers. Anyone want to donate a fuel card

$1,000

Rotary Club Of Port Curtis

All the best from Port Curtis Rotary

$520

Dominic O’brien

Well done for supporting a great cause. Safe trip.

$500

Mike & Zou Little

$500

Janine Paynter

$420

John Morgan

Good luck and Stay safe Mick. Cairns to Dubbo on back streets. Hell of a drive.

$369

Jodie Hope, Jack And Declan Newman

Good Luck Mick and Ian for the 2022 Kidney Kar Rally. Safe Rally and have fun! Jod, Jack and Declan

$264

Steve Buchanan

$264

Geoffrey Wood

Go for it, good luck mate.

$264

Kobus Vermaak

$264

Doug & Robyn Hopè

Good luck Mike

$264

Paul Boles

Good luck Mick, and stay on the road!

$264

Stephen Burton

All the best - great cause

$250

Al And Christy Cook

Good luck for 22 Michael, wishing you guys all the best. Cheers Al and Christy

$250

Celie

Michael. Thank you once again for continually supporting this cause. I hope you and Ian remain safe on the roads. They are bloody awful up this way. We have beds here for you both for an overnighter & I hope you have a few laughs, & inspire others to get behind this cause.

$211

Anonymous

$158

Rob Buker

Go you good thing !!

$150

Somm Wine Store

Well done & Good luck Mick. Joe, Natalie & Jude

$106

David Kennddy

Thats it then!

$106

John Birrell

Drive safe, good luck!!

$106

Christopher Bruton

Michael, great work again this year for the kids you’re a true champion to them with your generous support! Drive safe, lots of respect from the Bruton clan - Chris, Zoe, Zach & Anna

$106

Anonymous

$106

Andrew Gilmour

Go Hard

$106

Ann Fordyce & Mark Stephens

Safe travels Mick & Team!

$106

Maree Ferguson

$106

Dave Taylor

Good luck lads, have fun, stay on track and well done for supporting this good cause.

$106

Kevin And Cheryl Burrows

Speaking from previous experience Gudge, you're a braver man than I am. Good luck guys and stay safe.

$106

Davide Rossi

Go the 'Benders

$106

Krissy Day

Go Michael and team - such a great cause! The Days.

$106

Chook

Good on you Mick and team. Take care on the rally.

$106

Simon Beach

Great name and great cause - enjoy

$106

Thomas Philpot

Well done again Mick, travel safe and enjoy

$106

Anonymous

Great stuff guys!

$106

Pierre Grouhel

Mick, Have a safe and enjoyable trip for a very worthy cause Pierre

$106

Richard Edgley

$106

Ian Quant

Good luck Mick. Keep safe and have a great time 😁🍺

$106

Anonymous

Good one guys!

$106

Todd Francis

Great job guys

$106

Ruth Searston

$106

Alison Dick

$100

Cheryl Royal-scott

Good on you Gudge, kids are our future and we should do our best to help in every way we can.

$100

Rod And Lois Morris

For the old times - great to c u Michael

$100

Mal Edwards

$100

Tj Kelly Surveys Pty Ltd

$84

Keith Pallesen

Go team! Good luck Michael.

$84

Al & Beth Phillips

Great effort guys!!

$84

Les Mcmahon

Good Luck

$84

Paul Telford

I hope you have a great car rally, and some fun, all for a very good cause Paul

$80

Anonymous

Good luck mate. Great cause.

$80

Trevor Krieger

good luck hope u return

$80

Kieran O'connor

$80

Peter Jackson

Good on ya Mick.... best of success to your rally and raising funds for the less fortunate than us.

$80

Tracey Holtum

Great work Mick.

$63

Domenic Gallo

$58

Graham Long

Keep up the good work

$53

John & Annette Connellan

Enjoy the drive

$53

Anonymous

$53

Rob Jen Rossi

$53

Stu Gordon

Lovely work guys

$53

Sarah Weise

$53

Leanne St George

Go Michael.

$53

Jeffrey Hunt

Safe travels everyone.

$53

Scott F Roberts

Great work for a great cause.

$53

Marilyn Rayment

$53

Joe & Vanessa Guinea

Good Luck! Safe driving :)

$53

Anonymous

$53

Mandy Johnson

$53

Cristian Duclos

Great cause - good luck team

$53

Ian Sawley

Good luck Newman, don't bend it again this year

$53

John Patane

Good luck with trip. This year went quick

$53

Robyn Heyting

$53

Paul Teklenburg

$53

Pam Boyd

Have fun and safe travels.

$50

Alf Gudgeon

$50

Clint Charles

$50

Dave Fredrickson

$37

Maree Deane

$26

Kylie Devney

Good work Gudg!