Camp Quality esCarpade visits Armidale, Glen Innes, Guyra

ON THE ROAD: Robert Rodstaak, Marcus Hughes, Margie Hughes and Neil Smith join 220 people on the road for Camp Quality's esCarpade. Photo: Rachel Baxter.
ON THE ROAD: Robert Rodstaak, Marcus Hughes, Margie Hughes and Neil Smith join 220 people on the road for Camp Quality's esCarpade. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

A colourful convoy have hit the road for the 2017 Camp Quality esCarpade – and Armidale City Public School was the first stop on Monday morning.

Now in its 26th year, esCarpade is a seven-day outback motoring adventure travelling more than 2000 kilometres from Port Macquarie to Toowoomba via Guyra, Glen Innes, Grafton and the Sunshine Coast this year.

“We’re travelling with our primary school education program which is our puppets and puppeteers,” event organiser Susan Fleming said. “They dispel common myths about cancer to the kids and during the trip we’ll do two school visits a day.”

This year 70 themed cars will make the journey raising money for Camp Quality along the way.

“We’re currently just sitting shy of $1 million with a goal of 1.2,” she said.