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Greg Klease pictured with Gladstone Regional Council deputy mayor Chris Trevor and councillors, representatives from GAPDL and Anderson's Auto City before he leaves for the Variety 4WD Bash. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer
Greg Klease pictured with Gladstone Regional Council deputy mayor Chris Trevor and councillors, representatives from GAPDL and Anderson's Auto City before he leaves for the Variety 4WD Bash. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer Tegan Annett

Gladstone "criminals" on the run for a good cause

HE MAY be dressed like a criminal, but Greg Klease couldn't be further from it.

The Gladstone man is embarking on another fundraising drive for Variety The Children's Charity.

It's just another addition to a long list of fundraising and community event efforts for Mr Klease.

But, he says, this one is very close to his heart.

"I have always been passionate about this charity because of its cause, all the money goes back to needy children."

Mr Klease will drive with friend Rod "Hollywood" Petham and they hope to raise $15,000 at this year's 4WD Explorer.

"Rod told me he always wanted to do a fundraiser in prison slacks, so that's what we're doing this year," he said.

As well as being a good cause, it's also an enjoyable event to which he looks forward each year.

"With this one you get to see parts of Queensland that I would have never seen otherwise," Mr Klease said.

On Monday, May 16, he will start his journey from Charleville to Barossa Valley via the Simpson Desert for the 17th ARB

Sandy Floors to Cellar Doors Variety 4WD Explorer.

It will take the team of drivers 13 days to finish their journey and Mr Klease expects to return to Gladstone mid-June.

Achievements
2000: Gladstone City Council's Citizen of the Year
2002: Centenary medal from John Howard for community service
2005: Calliope Shire Citizen of the Year
 



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