Ladies Day gets group driving for charity

Sue Sohier concentrating on the track for Ladies Day Drive.
Sue Sohier concentrating on the track.

Fathers Day each year is set aside for the “Ladies Day Drive” for members of the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club.

The day is run so the male members can have the day off from driving.

Anyone who didn't have a lady driver was fined unless the male driver wore female apparel.

Some members donned dresses to add to the day’s entertainment.

The group ready for some fun at the Ladies Day Drive.
The group ready for some fun at the Ladies Day Drive.

The outing was a fun family day out and about, with fines being given for any indiscretions.

Any money raised on the day is donated to a charity which the club nominates each year.

The beneficiary of fundraising efforts this year will be the Leukemia Foundation.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping those with Leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and they can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time.

Another 35 Australians are diagnosed each and every day.

Although improved treatments and care are helping more people survive, sadly someone loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

In fact, blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

Ladies Day Drive

The convoy headed out, traversing the Littabella State Forest.

The tracks had some testing sections which gave the ladies, some of whom rarely drive off road, the added confidence to tackle terrain they would normally be in the passenger seat for.

Vehicles were put through their paces, some making it more easily than others.

Getting stuck, getting a few war wounds on bumpers and side steps is part and parcel with off-roading.

At the end of the trip, group members commented how good the day had panned out and in the end the main winner was the Leukaemia Foundation, with $120 raised on the outing.

This amount will be added to the club's other fundraising venture, the 2020 Calendar, which showcases trips and members' vehicles out and about and will be on sale soon.

To find out more contact the club by email at or the website at or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

Brad Praed, Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club

The group ready to head out for the Ladies Day Drive.
The group ready to head out for the Ladies Day Drive.