Australia's happiest and wackiest outback adventure esCarpade stopped in Armidale on Friday, during its 2300km journey around NSW.
One of Camp Quality's biggest fundraising events, esCarpade is aiming to raise one million dollars for kids facing cancer.
After being postponed the last two years, the convoy of 60 decorated cars and costumed drivers were more excited than ever to take the show on the road, travelling from Albury to Mudgee and onto Coffs Harbour.
They were on the home stretch when the vehicles rolled into Armidale on Friday.
The convoy of 60 decorated cars stopped at Armidale City Bowling Club, where they were cooked breakfast by volunteers from Armidale Dumaresq Lions Club on Saturday morning before heading off on the final day of the rally.
Marcus Hughes joined esCarpade for his 7th year.
He has a special yet heartbreaking connection to Camp Quality after losing his son Daniel, to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of seven. Marcus says,
"Daniel's 'dream come true' day would not have happened without Camp Quality. Kids live in the moment and Camp Quality provided lots of memorable moments for Daniel and all involved," he said.
"With esCarpade, we tour a different part of Australia each year, and get the opportunity to tell the Camp Quality story and spread awareness of the good things they do for children touched in some way by cancer."
esCarpade also takes Camp Quality's Puppets on the road to perform their Cancer Education Program in schools they pass by.
The interactive show dispels cancer myths, reduces bullying, and creates an inclusive community for children impacted by cancer.
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