The Australian Rally Championship is set to make a welcome return to Victoria in the 2010 season. The event is calendared to be the final round of both the Australian and Victorian Rally Championships and will take place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of November.

Planned to be held primarily within the Baw Baw Shire using the popular forest roads around the Noojee and Neerim district, the event will be based at Lardner Park in the nearby town of Warragul, located just over 100km from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessed by the Monash and Princes freeways.

Rally Victoria is pleased to announce the Cambodian Children’s Fund as the event charity of choice. Proceeds from car parking, a raffle to be held at the Rally and a charity auction at the post event dinner of donated products from our event sponsors, will all be donated to the Fund.

“It is a pleasure to be able to do our small bit as an event and sport to assist the underprivileged. All funds we raise will have a direct impact on improving the kid’s lives and we hope everyone attending the event will dig deep and help us support this great organisation,” Event Manager Alan Mackay said.

About CCF

For six years Cambodian Children’s Fund has provided life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. In the beginning our world revolved around the health and well-being of 45 youngsters. Today we care for more than 700 children, and we have extended our services to provide for their families and communities and crisis.

CCF was founded by former film executive Scott Neeson, who travelled to Cambodia on holiday in early 2003 and found his life changed by the desperate circumstances and unlikely courage of Phnom Penh's most impoverished children. Today he serves as CCF’s Executive Director, performing daily fieldwork and overseeing the operations of our five centres.

Accepting responsibility for a child’s comprehensive care might appear to be a single mission, but it isn’t. We offer education, health care, nutrition and safe shelter, and these elements stand as four interdependent walls, joined together with dedication and compassion to provide a full house. But we also believe that for optimal development and healing, the children in our care must remain connected to their families and their communities.

In addition to the top-quality programs that form the backbone of our residential education centres, we run a broad spectrum of fully integrated community services that collectively offer the strongest possible safety net for families in crisis. Every outreach project we develop flows from the realization and acceptance that CCF’s children have links and roots that need nurturing if they themselves are to fully prosper and grow.

CCF is dedicated to giving its students the chance to discover their individual voices. We are proud to see our students demonstrate intolerance for injustice, a strong sense of self-worth and a deep sense of compassion and respect for their communities and country – ultimately honing their potential to emerge as leaders and progressive spokespeople enacting positive social change.


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