AU truck raffles raised over $1m for charity

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 17, 2022

More than one million dollars has been raised for Motor Neurone Disease research through unique truck raffles, with the latest, an Expedition Truck already bringing in more than $200,000, weeks out from the prize being drawn.

The vehicle is the fifth to be raffled by Australian transport and logistics specialist insurer, NTI, with funds provided to the MND and Me Foundation for research at The University of Queensland.

Valued at $265,000, NTI’s Expedition Truck features an Isuzu 4×4 crew cab that can be used as a working truck. A 3.5-metre luxury motorhome can also slide on and off the back via the click of a button.

NTI had now raised more than one million dollars over the five years.

NTI chief executive Tony Clark said the cause was close to the business’ heart.

“People might wonder why a transport and logistics company is helping raise funds for MND research but it’s something we’re incredibly passionate about. A giant of our company, our former CEO, Wayne Patterson lost his battle with MND in 2018,” Clark said.

“We’re excited to offer two vehicles in one in this latest raffle. The truck has great towing power, and the motorhome features a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers, LED lighting and TV, solar panels, water storage systems and more.”

The winner will be announced at NTI’s Supercars round in Townsville on 10th July.