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             BAYSWATER CEO TRAVELS FROM
       BROOME TO PERTH IN A CITROEN 2CV FOR CHARITY



City Of Bayswater Chief Executive Officer, Mario Carosella, is flying up
to Broome on 5th June only to drive back again in a red, 1985 Citroen
2CV called Henri to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.


Long-time friend and fellow local government personality, Neil
Armstrong, invited Mario to join him on the Perth leg of his round
Australia trip in the classic French car.


Mr Armstrong, who has held various senior management positions
within New South Wales and Victorian councils, originally planned to
drive the car around the world but was discouraged following increased
unrest in Middle Eastern countries.


“After we realised that it might not be a good idea to travel through the
Middle East, Neil asked me if I’d be interested in joining him in a trip
around Australia,” said Mario Carosella. “So I’m meeting him in Broome
and am traveling back down to Perth with him.”




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Neil and Henri’s trip began at Mornington in Victoria on 29th May and
they have been traveling in an anti-clockwise direction around the
country picking up and dropping off scheduled passengers – all friends
of Neil’s – from towns and cities around the country.
“Neil has inspired a sense of adventure in me,” said Mario excitedly. “I
think the idea of the trip has brought out the child in me – the thought of
traveling round Australia in a cute, pint-sized, bright red, 20 year old car
has appealed to everyone!”’


It is anticipated to take Mario and Neil four days to travel from Broome
through Port Hedland, Karratha, Carnarvon and Geraldton, before
arriving into Perth on Thursday 9th June.


“Besides being a lot of fun, it’s also a great way to raise funds for the
Royal Flying Doctor Service. Not everyone in Australia is lucky enough
to have immediate access to the medical services that we take for
granted in metropolitan areas,” Mario said.


The whole trip is anticipated to take about 20 days, covering a distance
of around 13,000 kilometres in an effort to raise $20,000 for the Royal
Flying Doctor Service.




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Proceeds of this project will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor
Service which is an organization comprising of:
   • 35 aircrafts in Australia
   • 44,000 flights per annum
   • 19 million kilometres flown every year
   • 31,000 patients per annum
   • 7.950 square kilometres service coverage
   • 609 staff across Australia


31 May 2005
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     For further comment, or information, please contact Mayor Terence G Kenyon
                     Telephone: (08) 9272 0642 Facsimile: (08) 9272 0610
                       City of Bayswater PO Box 467, Morley WA 6943
  or email Kate Ridgway-Bird, Promotions Officer, at kate@bayswater.wa.gov.au (0402 039261)




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