Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Endeavour Entrant 23 Years Running

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Endeavour Entrant 23 Years Running

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THE 2010 Great Endeavour Rally entrants crossed the finish line in Bargara on Thursday, July 22 after a journey of 3500kms from Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast via the Bays Bush and Beaches of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

Ninety vehicles and 210 participants helped raise $330,000 for Endeavour Foundation to support people with disabilities.

This year the Supreme Endeavour Award was presented to John Leadbetter for his dedication to the Great Endeavour Rally and Endeavour Foundation.

John is proudly sponsored by LJ Hooker Toowoomba and is the only entrant to have competed in all 23 rallies and amazingly he has done so in the same vehicle, a 1968 XT Ford Falcon.

Not only has John participated in all of the Great Endeavour rallies but he has encouraged many new entries to become part of this great event.

John received a standing ovation when his award win was announced at the trophy presentation dinner in Baragra.

The Great Endeavour is the flagship event for the Endeavour Foundation; Australia's largest not-for profit organisation supporting people with an intellectual disability. …

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