Schmitz Cargobull Australia has announced its sponsorship of refrigerated transport company, FoodBoss, during this year’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Car Trek, which took place between 4 and 11 June 2022.
RFDS is the largest aerial health and emergency service in the world which assists more than 1,000 people every day.
RFDS hosts the Car Trek rally every year to promote the organisation’s services while raising critical funds in the form of sponsorship. Over the years, the event has raised over $32 million dollars.
“Funds raised from the Rally not only made a huge difference for the Royal Flying Doctors Service but also for the small towns visited along the way,” Schmitz Cargobull Australia Managing Director, Les Lange, told Trailer.
“Some of the schools received donations of tens of thousands of dollars which will really make a huge difference overall to their regional communities.”
Lange said Schmitz Cargobull Australia was proud to support FoodBoss during the fundraiser for such a great cause.
“Schmitz Cargobull has been working closely with FoodBoss over the past couple of years updating trailers as required,” he said.
“We thought this is a really great cause during the pandemic as it delivers direct to the regional communities who have been further isolated in recent times.”
FoodBoss Director, Robert Gibson supported the campaign with his brother Graham by entering a Ford F150 into the rally.
“We put a car in the rally, a few of the local people in our area were going to it, so we thought we’d give it a go as it was our first time doing anything like it,” he said.
“We’re out in the country west of Penrith and as far out as Bourke and part of the rally went through all those areas, so we thought why not advertise our business and earn some money for a good charity.
“We’ve been buying new trailers and we’ve decided on Schmitz Cargobull, they seem to be a good trailer and they suit our needs. We asked Cargobull whether they’d sponsor us in the event and they put some money up for it, and we’re very happy they did that.”