Interview with Where’s Waldo K405 Rally Driver Kile Nicholas

Kile Nicholas is the man behind the wheel of Where’s Waldo K405, although you’d be hard pressed to lose beloved Nissan Patrol 4WDK in a crowd!

Seven years of involvement with the Kidney Kar Rally has made Kile a pioneer of the Kidney Health Australia Initiative.

Sadly, Kile’s uncle passed away from kidney disease twenty years ago. It is for this reason that he got involved with Kidney Health Australia. However, this is not his only motivation.

“I do it to raise money for the kids,” says Kile.

“Some of these kids are living a rough life, having to go through dialysis weekly, sometimes daily. If they can have a week of fun at one of Kidney Health Australia’s camps, I want to help with that.”

This year, with his trusty navigator Ambalee by his side (who always wins the countless arguments they have in the car, of course), they’ll tackle the new Alice Springs to Moama via Coober Pedy rally route.

As for other highlights of the journey?

“The dress up nights are a hoot,” he says with a laugh.

“But most importantly, it’s the people of the rally. It’s great fun, everyone helps each other out. You’re more than just mates, you become a big family when you join.”

It’s no easy task fundraising $4500 plus expense costs for the rally each year, but Kile says the cause is more than worth the effort.

“It’s a challenge, but we’re very lucky to have several generous sponsors that we approach each year.  We’re always looking for new sponsors.”

Kile would like to take this opportunity to thank his sponsors that make the Kidney Kar Rally possible:

And some final words from Kile before he sets out on this year’s journey?

“This is a great event that is extremely well organised. We have fun and meet amazing people along the way,” he says.

“If you can’t come along, we’d appreciate your support to help raise much needed funds for these great kids. Visit our Where’s Waldo K405 Everyday Hero Page to donate.”


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