Mount Druitt is revved up to be part of a historic day for the Endeavour Foundation on Saturday.
Kurrajong Avenue is the starting point for the inaugural NSW Great Endeavour Rally, an 3500 kilometre eight-day fundraising adventure from Mount Druitt to Bathurst via remote locations including Cameron Corner, where the borders of NSW, Queensland and South Australia meet.
More than 40 teams are gearing up for the rally to support the Endeavour Foundation, a non-profit organisation which supports people with a disability.
Goat racing, an inland sea, camping by the Darling River, whip-cracking competitions and tri-state golf are some of the highlights participants can look forward to.
The rally will raise money for the expansion of Endeavour Foundation’s business service in Seven Hills, which employs more than 100 people with a disability.
‘‘The aim is to keep it viable for future years to come,’’ event coordinator Joel Stephens said.
Supported employees from Endeavour Foundation’s Sydney business services will take part in the rally , including two from Mount Druitt.
‘‘The pair from Mount Druitt are very excited and can’t wait,’’ Mr Stephens said.
‘‘Mount Druitt is one of Endeavour Foundation’s key services in western Sydney and with the facilities it has, was the best place to start the rally.’’
The Great Endeavour Rally has been an annual event in Queensland since 1988 and has raised more than $5.5 million for Endeavour Industries.
‘‘It started off as a one off event in Toowoomba and has been going ever since,’’ Mr Stephens said.
The NSW rally will become an annual event.
‘‘Planning is already under for 2014,’’ Mr Stephens said.
The convoy of cars leave Endeavour Foundations Mount Druitt at 11am Saturday