TOUGH NUT: It will be Les Porter's 21st time participating in the Great Endeavour Rally with his iconic Flying Peanut car.
TOUGH NUT: It will be Les Porter's 21st time participating in the Great Endeavour Rally with his iconic Flying Peanut car. Laura Blackmore

Tough nut ready to embark on 21st charity rally

ONE of Kingaroy's most iconic vehicles is about to embark on its 21st voyage this weekend.

Owner of the Flying Peanut, Les Porter, along with his wife Nola will travel up to Bundaberg this week to join the Great Endeavour Rally crew for their next trip.

Drivers will set off on the charity motoring tour this Saturday, before making their way through regional Queensland on their way to the finish line in Townsville, which they hope to reach on on Saturday, August 3.

Mr Porter said one of the best parts about the rally was actually seeing where the money ended up.

"We travel through towns which are impacted by our fundraising efforts for the Endeavour Foundation, and every night on the trip we also raise money for local schools,” Mr Porter said.

"It's going to be a great rally, and like I tell most people, we see the parts of Australia that tourists don't.”

Wooroolin's Grand Hotel owners Robyn Logan and Shane Robinson made a generous contribution to the couple's fundraising account.

"We've proudly been donating for years,” Ms Logan said.

"I think people don't realise how much Endeavour helps out people in the area, so it's all for a good cause.”

All of the proceeds raised from the Great Endeavour Rally will help provide choices, opportunities and personalised support for people with disabilities in communities across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

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