Expedition Truck to be raffled for MND research

To celebrate borders being open and a sense of adventure, the latest vehicle to be raffled off for Motor Neurone Disease research is in fact two – a truck and a motorhome.

The “Expedition Truck” is the fifth vehicle to be raffled for MND research by Australia’s largest transport and logistics specialist insurer, NTI. To date, the organisation has raised a total of $870,000 for medical research.

NTI CEO Tony Clark said while the previous four trucks had been restorations, this year they wanted a vehicle that reflected the feeling of freedom we were experiencing now all of Australia’s borders were open.

“This vehicle is the first of its kind to be raffled by NTI and includes a truck plus a motorhome,” Mr Clark said.

“The truck can seat seven, and the motorhome has a lounge for five, so we wanted to encourage that sense of possibility and adventure, and the importance of spending time with family and friends.

“The motorhome is luxury on wheels, with a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers, LED lighting and TV, solar panels, water storage systems and more. And don’t worry about having to set it up – the four legs are electric so it’s just the click of a button.”

Mr Clark said the options for how the winner uses the prize were endless.

“The Isuzu 4×4 crew cab can be used as a working truck by day, and then on the weekends, the 3.5 metre motorhome simply slides on and off the back.

“There’s great towing capacity as well – you can even hook a boat on the back.”

Mr Clark said despite the pandemic affecting the supply chain, NTI was able to build the truck in just six months.

“We’d like to thank our suppliers for partnering with us on this initiative – with a special mention to Isuzu Trucks. All of our partners understood the importance of the funds this vehicle will help raise and made time despite being at capacity,” he said.

“In Australia, two people are diagnosed with MND and two people die from the disease every day. NTI’s former CEO Wayne Patterson lost his battle with MND in 2015, and we have been committed to helping fund research to find a cure ever since.”

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased here

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