A Long Drive for local sport

READY: Mates David Dunbar and Garry Anderson will be taking this car on a trip around Australia to raise funds for junior sporting associations.
READY: Mates David Dunbar and Garry Anderson will be taking this car on a trip around Australia to raise funds for junior sporting associations.

Two mates are set to journey around Australia to raise much-needed funding for junior sporting associations.

Dave Dunbar and Gary Anderson will begin their journey this Friday, and are excited to be hitting the road with the support of several local businesses.

“All of the money we’re raising is getting divided between individual associations. If they need equipment we will be buying that locally where possible,” Mr Dunbar said.

“I’m stoked to be going on this drive, I haven’t been to the Northern Territory or Western Australia. We’re going around the outside of Australia so we’re going to see everything.”

The pair will be driving approximately 12 hours a day, but Mr Dunbar is confident they can keep one another entertained.

At the moment 18 businesses are sponsoring the drive, which is aiming to raise a total of $15,000.

“The idea was to go for 15 days, over 15,000 kilometres and raise $15,000. So far it’s been going well, it would be good to see more big businesses get on board,” Mr Dunbar said.

“I’ve lived here my whole life and have seen that junior sports numbers are on a rapid decline. We’re just trying to make it more affordable for kids who can’t participate in sport.

“We want to get the numbers back out there the way it used to be in Whyalla.”

Fundraising tins have been installed at a number of sporting clubs and several raffles have also been held to raise money.

To donate towards The Long Drive, visit their GoFundMe page at gofundme.com/thelongdrive17 or head over to their Facebook page.