Road-trippers dressed up


Roxburgh Stand Children’s Services hosted unicorns, trolls, penguins, bogans, and more on Friday as more than 60 people from the Trillion Trek Southern Dash made their way through the town.

The convoy consisted of more than 20 cars and was raising money for Kiwi children along the way.

Decorated cars and costume-clad volunteers left Queenstown on Friday morning before stopping in Millers Flat and Roxburgh, participant Dougal Struthers said.

The Southern Dash took the group from Queenstown to Dunedin, Oamaru and back to Queenstown, and they spent time at rural schools, he said. Each participant was raising funds for the Blue Light charity, and local children seemed to enjoy the costumes, he said.

“The kids absolutely love it and we have a fantastic time ourselves.

“It’s a genuinely fun time but it’s fun with a reason.

“It’s the interaction with kids that really makes it fun.”

While in Roxburgh, the group had a tour of the premises and chatted with the children. The group also presented a $500 cheque for the Central Otago Blue Light charity.

Alexandra Police Youth Aid officer Tamah Alley said the money would be used to support local children, with funding to go towards the Blue Light Life Skills Camp.

Blue Light partners with local youth workers across the Central Otago and Lakes districts to promote youth engagement.

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