SLOWLY DOES IT: Larry Riley and Rob McIntyre plan to drive a golf buggy to Killarney to raise money for charity.
SLOWLY DOES IT: Larry Riley and Rob McIntyre plan to drive a golf buggy to Killarney to raise money for charity. Allan Reinikka

Buggy effort for charity

IT'LL be a slow and steady trip to the border for a group of Rockhampton residents, who plan to drive a golf buggy from their home city to Killarney to raise money for charity.

Travelling at 23.3kmh, Rob McIntyre, Larry Riley and Larrissa Hagens will take 10 days to complete the 795km trip from Rockhampton to the New South Wales border in the nine-and-a-half horsepower buggy.

Ms Hagens said the trio would leave Rockhampton on October 7 for the journey to the border to raise money for children's cancer charity Camp Quality.

"Rob is the one who organised it all," she said.

"This is one the best charity things he's done - it's huge for him to do."

The Buggy to the Border trip could very well break a record.

"I've set up an account with Guinness World Records," Ms Hagens said.

"They have the longest trip in a golf cart as 250km."

Rob and his crew are hoping to raise $20,000 for Camp Quality, and need support to reach their fundraising goal.

To get behind the cause, like the Buggy to the Border Facebook page and follow the links to donate.

"We want people to share it around so everyone is aware of it," Ms Hagens said.

"Hopefully we get a good crowd at each of the towns we stop in."

The golf buggy will stop in towns including Millmerran, Leyburn and Warwick before arriving in Killarney on October 17.



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