( RALLY AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE – Thursday 3 October 2013) RALLY Australia organisers are looking to the future now that the dates have been released for the event to return to the Coffs Coast for 2014.
There are hopes from the organisers that now the event is returning for the second consecutive year with the same local team this will provide the opportunity for relationships built in 2013 to strengthen and continue to encourage the local community and businesses to get involved.
Event Manager David Catchpole said the involvement and support of community groups is crucial to the success of running the event.
“We need the support of the local community and businesses for the event to keep being a success for next year and any other years to come, “Mr. Catchpole said.
“We want Coffs Harbour to embrace this wonderful opportunity that is happening on their doorstep and find a way for it to be positive for them”.
One community group that embraced the event was the Club Coffs Snooker and Billiards Club making $2,200 profit for their efforts.
Brett Johnson representative from the club said it was a pleasure to be involved with the event.
“Working with Rally Australia gave us an opportunity to raise some extra funds for Club Coffs Snooker & Billiards and also watch a world class event, “Mr. Johnson said.
“We are a totally self-sufficient intra club that rely on raffles and sponsors to keep afloat, David Catchpole and the team at Rally Australia were fantastic to work with and I would be happy to be given the same opportunity in 2014”.
Other community groups also got on board and Coffs Harbour Rotary Club made 60 percent of their annual target in three days’ work at the Rally.
“A lot better this year than 2011. This year was brilliant, couldn’t have asked for anything better, “said a representative from Coffs Harbour Rotary Club.
The Rotary Club has indicated that they will donate some of the profits to a charity in the coming weeks. They look forward to working with event in 2014.