Can Cruise about to set off on tenth charity run

When the annual Can Cruise fundraiser sets off on Saturday, March 17, it will be for the tenth time – making it a decade of supporting locals battling cancer.

COMING THIS WAY: The tenth annual Can Cruise is on Saturday, March 17. Photo: Simone Kurtz

COMING THIS WAY: The tenth annual Can Cruise is on Saturday, March 17. Photo: Simone Kurtz

The one-day car and motor-bike rally is hosted by local club Cudgegong Cruisers Inc with the support of the volunteers from Can Assist - Mudgee and Districts Branch.

This year’s run will begin at the Mudgee Showground, from 8am with breakfast and registration until 10am at the Cudgegong Cruisers club house.

Before travelling through the Mudgee CBD around 10.30am.

Then continues on a road cruise through the Mudgee region on to Dunedoo for a long picnic lunch with live entertainment along with fun activities for everyone.

The drive back will take in the surrounding areas of Dunedoo and Goolma.

After returning to Mudgee in the afternoon the day will conclude back at Club Mudgee, where there’ll be a charity auction – at 6.30pm –  and more live entertainment.

With this year’s event falling on Saint Patrick's Day, the theme for 2018 is to dress in the colour green for a chance of best dressed on the day.

Prior to the event ‘Larry the Leprechaun’ has been out and about in Mudgee businesses collecting coin donations in his pot, which go to Can Assist.

He’ll also be attending the run and the club are hoping to see his pot overflowing.

Any type of vehicle is invited to enter, be it; muscle car; hot rod; family car; farm ute; bus; road, touring, trail or ag bike. Just as long as it’s registered as the event is held on public roads.

Entry fee is $40 per person or $80 per person (two adults and up to four children under the age of 16).

All money raised goes to Can Assist – Mudgee and Districts Branch and hence stays in the local region helping those doing it tough with a cancer diagnosis.

The local branch is one of 42 across the state forming the Cancer Assistance Network that is involved in raising funds to provide financial assistance, emotional and practical support, information, care and accommodation for people in rural NSW affected by cancer.

The local branch started in August 2008 and due to the group of volunteer fundraisers, have had the opportunity to assist many local people with oncology related pharmacy items, accommodation during treatment, travel, home aides, and utility expenses in times of financial hardship.

Motorists are advised that the 10:30am cruise down the main street of Mudgee will likely slow traffic slightly, however will provide an opportunity to check out some beautiful vehicles.