Cowra revved up for 2019 Road Boss Rally

Road Boss Rally founder Jamie Lawson, CINC manager Fran Stead, Trish Gundersen and GIVIT's NSW Drought Manager Scott Barrett with GIVIT's latest donation.
Road Boss Rally founder Jamie Lawson, CINC manager Fran Stead, Trish Gundersen and GIVIT's NSW Drought Manager Scott Barrett with GIVIT's latest donation.

Cowra is set to be the launching pad for the 2019 Road Boss Rally on July 8, all in the name of raising funds for GIVIT NSW.

GIVIT NSW Drought Manager Scott Barrett and Road Boss Rally founder Jamie Lawson visited the Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre (CINC) on Wednesday as preparations get under way.

While there, the pair made a donation of Bonds clothing lines to CINC staff Fran Stead and Trish Gundersen as part of GIVIT's ongoing support of drought affected communities.

Mr Lawson said this year's rally would be travelling through country hardest hit by drought.

"Every year we start with a blank sheet and even though we go to areas we've been to before, we essentially never follow the same course," he said.

"It's a really interesting season, one of the reasons Scott's been so busy in Western NSW is the drought.

"So all our mapping has been through that harsh drought area. Some pockets are still as bad as it's ever been, some people are starting to see daylight but others aren't," he said.

Mr Barrett said that without the Road Boss Rally, GIVIT wouldn't be able to support its communities.

"Essentially we couldn't do what we do without the Road Boss Rally, it's a very important cog in our wheel," he said.

"We get a lot of discontinued lines from Hanes, sometimes you feel uncomfortable handing out bras and undies but people do need it.

"We've heard stories from people where this has been their first bra that wasn't secondhand, which is a significant thing.

"A lot of the Road Boss Rally's money goes to helping us tick over."

Mr Lawson said he was looking forward to having the community come out for the start of the rally.

"Anybody is welcome to attend the launch night but the main event we'll focus on is on Monday afternoon, we'll gather all the cars in the St Raphael's car park around 4pm and take them out for a street parade," he said.

"We'll also have a small crew from Bondi Rescue with us, Reidy, Whippet and Corey with their production team.

"They'll be shooting a documentary on the whole rally so we'd love everyone to come on down for that."