Dunga team takes the wheel
STEVEN Camilleri has always wanted to attend a Dunga Derby to watch the cars race by and this year, he may just get the chance.
Living with cerebral palsy, Steven, 33, hopes to enter his team, Imagine Amazing Together, in the annual event representing the Disability Support Service.
On his team are Brendon Peters who is autistic and has other medical impairments, and volunteer drivers Travis Robertson and Des Evans.
"I'm really excited," Steven said.
"It's going to be a lot of fun."
Steven and Brendon will work in communications for the event lending a helping hand and of course, showing their support.
However, in order to enter the event, the team first need to raise $2000 by July 22.
So far, they've raised just over $1000.
While fundraising, the team is also sprucing up their racing car, a 1993 Ford Falcon.
Carer Des Evans said Imagine Amazing Together showcased what people with disability can achieve.
"What we really want to put out there with the team is that people with disabilities aren't always just the recipients of fundraising," he said.
"They also give back to the community by doing fundraisers of their own."
There's nothing the team can't handle when it comes to the event as they are required to support themselves and handle the rigours of doing the Derby.
With just under $1000 left to riase, Des said any contributions would be greatly appreciated to push them over the line.
To make a donation to Steven's team, Imagine Amazing Together, you can contact 41233552.
The event attracts up to 55 cars and 200 participants who travel from Hervey Bay to the bush each year.
Dunga Derby will be held from August 2 to 5 and registrations are now open.
For more information visit rallyforacause.org.au/DungaDerby/.