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Ladies Day Drive celebrates fathers day

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Alan Buckland, Lionel Smith, Cody Dunin and Peter Kirby dress up for the occasion

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.

Those who did not have a lady driver were fined, unless the male driver wore female apparel.

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

The outing was a fun family day out and about, with fines being given for any indiscretions. Money raised on the day was donated to a charity which the club nominates each year.

The beneficiary of fundraising efforts, this year was the RACQ Life Flight Rescue Base in Bundaberg.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has been Queensland’s leading community helicopter service for the past 40 years.

Every day, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treat seriously ill and critically injured patients, whilst providing rapid-response airlifts to hospitals around the state.

With a fleet of 10 rotary wing aircraft operating from seven Queensland bases, this vital rescue service provides the people of Queensland with the assurance that emergency medical care is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Queensland’s rural and remote communities rely on the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community helicopters to bring the hospital to them in their hour of need.

As a charity, LifeFlight relies on support from the Queensland community to fund the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue community service.

Ladies Day Drive

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Debra Murphy out and about

The destination for the 4wd group was Fairlies Knob National Park, an area steeped in history with some tricky dry creek crossings, steep climbs, and views from atop the Seaview Range.

The area is criss-crossed with tracks that is accessed South of Childers and spans to approximately twenty kilometres North East of Maryborough.

Adjoining Wongi National Park, Fairlies Knob National Park supports significant areas of vine forest.

The tract of land was the third national park declared in Queensland, gazetted in 1910. The park was expanded in December 2010 to include privately owned land inside the boundary of the national park.

Mount Doongul near the National Park is around 700 metres above sea level and offers amazing views to the sand blows of Fraser Island and North to Childers.

Rumour has it that the bushranger James McPherson, best known as the ‘Wild Scotchman’ spent time robbing mail coaches in the areas around Maryborough and Gayndah and had buried some of his loot in a cave in Mt Doongul.

The outing raised $120 from the members and will be added to our other fundraising venture, our 2021 Calendar, which showcases trips and members vehicles out and about.

To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via Email, info@bundaberg4wdclub.com, on the net at www.bundaberg4wdclub.com or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

Brad Praed, Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club

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