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Corrs lawyers endure outback rally

Corrs lawyers endure outback rally

Three Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers have braved the harsh Australian outback to take part in the Cancer Council's inaugural "Shitbox Rally".

THREE Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers have braved the harsh Australian outback to take part in the Cancer Council’s inaugural "Shitbox Rally" to raise funds.

The lawyers had to drive from Sydney to Alice Springs in a car that cost less than $1000, camping on the journey.

The rally started in Sydney then travelled to Nyngan, Broken Hill, Copley, William Creek, the Oodnadatta track and Yulara, before arriving in Alice Springs.

Lawyers Ruth Nocka, Melissa Brunning and Nick Edwards participated in the event.

Edwards said he was amazed nothing went wrong, except for a flat tyre on the dirt road near Mount Barry Station.

“We purchased a 1993 EB Ford Falcon for $800 and weren’t too sure how the car would hold up, so we were very happy when, even though not officially a race, we were the second car to arrive in Alice Springs.”

Edwards’ team, Havana Express, raised $5000 but "the experience was priceless", he said.

“The support the rally received everywhere we went was humbling. The organisers had done a wonderful job and I feel privileged to have been part of its first year. Despite sounding like a cliché, it was also an awesome experience to witness firsthand the true grandeur of Australia.

“It truly is a big country and we were very fortunate to see it at a time when it was so beautiful and green due to all the rain. We also made some great friends over the course of the trip and met some fantastic locals over a few middies in the country pubs.”

Another Corrs lawyer, Nocka got involved in the rally as she has experienced the devastating effects of cancer. “My team raised just shy of $9,000 in our car Alfie the Mazda Astina, which was generously donated by Jack de Flamingh, a partner in my team. We spent about $1500 on getting it roadworthy, including the essential new stereo.”

Nocka said: “I gained a few scars (those outback mozzies leave quite a mark), a new found appreciation for driving on bitumen and an understanding of the beauty and desolation of the Outback. The hardest part of the trip was saying goodbye to ‘Alfie’ who never let us down.”

This year’s rally raised around $92,000 with 38 participants taking part in 17 teams.

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