In partnership with one of our customers, Vanessa Jones of Black Bear Investment Group, FleetCrew recently provided support 4×4 rental vehicles to DEBRA Australia. The event was for their ultimate off road motorcycling adventure to raise funds for the national EB Nurse Program.
What is Debra Australia and EB?
DEBRA (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association) Australia is a not for profit volunteer based organisation that does not receive any direct Government funding. One of the key objectives of Debra Australia is to educate and support families living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare disease whereby the skin blisters and peels at the slightest touch. Living with EB has been likened to living with third-degree burns. It is very painful, and sufferers must be bandaged every day with dressings to protect and medicate their wounds.
What is the EB Nurse Program?
The EB Nurse Program provides dedicated nurses in Melbourne, Brisbane and St George which increases the level of support for EB families within the children’s hospital network.
About the 2015 EB Cross Country Adventure Ride
The 2015 EB Cross Country Adventure Ride was a motorcycling ride covering 5,500 km’s over a 2 week period. Beginning in Alice Springs the ride headed North West to Brome in WA, went via Manning Gorge, Home Valley Station, and The Bungle Bungles, then on through to Tennant Creek on the way back to Alice Springs. More than $45,000 was raised this year.
About FleetCrew’s Involvement
From our branch in Brisbane, FleetCrew provided 4wd hire vehicles for the supplies and support crew, including 1 x Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Dual Cab and 1 x Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Single Cab both with 3.9T GVM upgraded suspension, 1 x Toyota Hilux Dual Cab 4×4 and 1 x semi off road 8×5 tandem axle trailer. All 4wd vehicles had Roll Over Protection Systems (ROPS) along with our standard 4wd fitouts including heavy duty steel tray’s, Bull Bar, Tow Bars, UHF radio’s and quality Coopers tyres.
We were pleased to assist in raising funds for such a worthy cause and we look forward to supporting future events.
Photo’s taken by Lindsey Collier.