Wagga teams join in 4000km trek to raise money for kids with kidney disease

RALLYING: Phil Hoey of Wagga is a 23-year veteran of the annual Kidney Kar Rally and is ready to head off again on Friday.
RALLYING: Phil Hoey of Wagga is a 23-year veteran of the annual Kidney Kar Rally and is ready to head off again on Friday.

They will travel 4000 kilometres, open and close about 250 gates and spend most of their time juddering along dirt tracks, but the Wagga teams taking part in the annual Kidney Kar Rally wouldn’t have it any other way.

The annual eight-day rally begins in Griffith on Friday and ends in Wagga on Saturday, August 19, with participants winding their way from Griffith all the way to White Cliffs and Tibooburra before heading back to Wagga, via Broken Hill.

Phil Hoey is a 23-year veteran of the event, which raises money for children with kidney disease, with a focus on providing holiday homes which are equipped with dialysis machines and other medical support.

“It’s a really great opportunity to get out and do something to help these children,” Mr Hoey said.