Canbelego added to charity event

The Light Horse Charity Run to Hermidale is on again and is gearing up to be bigger and better this year.

The annual event, now in its fifth year, involves cars and motorbikes ‘cruising’ to Hermidale to raise funds for the World War I monument that will be built in Cobar’s Drummond Park.

Cobar RSL Sub Branch President Ben Hewlett said that in addition to spending the afternoon in Hermidale, they will then travel back to Canbelego where there will be a bonfire, music and a camp oven cook off, with Jeff Rhoe from Running on Empty fame the celebrity judge.

“We were looking for a way to keep people engaged on the Saturday evening.

“Reg Pretty actually came up with the idea around the Running On Empty Festival as a way to get people back to Canbelego as there is so much history to be relived out there,” Mr Hewlett said.

With the fundraising target at around $110,000, Mr Hewlett said that they are almost at the halfway mark but there is still plenty more work to be done.

“Everyone is invited, regardless of what you are driving, the more numbers, the more fun, the quicker we can build the World
War I monument,” Mr Hewlett said.