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NTI's MND truck raffles reap $1 million

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Funds raised by NTI for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research have climbed above $1 million as ticket sales for its latest raffle, the fifth truck it has donated, hit $200,000-plus.

Australia’s largest transport and logistics specialist insurer will reveal the winner at the NTI Supercar round in Townsville on July 10.

Funds go to the MND and Me Foundation for research at The University of Queensland in honour of former NTI CEO Wayne Patterson, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2015 and died three years later.

This year’s Expedition Truck prize is valued at $265,000 and includes a truck that can seat seven plus an attached motorhome for five. The "luxury on wheels” motorhome has a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers, LED lighting and TV, solar panels, water storage systems, with four electric legs for easy set up.

The Isuzu 4x4 crew cab can be used as a working truck as the 3.5m motorhome slides on and off the back.

“We’re excited to offer two vehicles in one in this latest raffle. The truck has great towing power,” NTI CEO Tony Clark said.

Around 2500 people in Australia are estimated to have Motor Neurone Disease. Two people are diagnosed and two die each day, with little known about why people suddenly develop the disease.

Raffle tickets can be purchased here.