Mower man's trek for charity
CLAUDE Harvey was looking for a way to raise money for charity that would get noticed.
About 14 years and $700,000 later Mr Harvey is still pushing his mower for charity.
This morning he started pushing his mower from Tweed Heads in a five-day trek to Hope Island and back.
"I will be doing this (pushing mowers for charity) for as long as I can," he said.
"It's not too heavy. I once pushed a Honda mower to Sydney that was donated and that was heavy.
"I have pushed mowers in Cairns, Sydney and central Queensland."
Mr Harvey's latest five-day trek from Tweed Heads to Hope Island and return will add to the $500,000 he has raised for Bravehearts.
His interest in raising money for Bravehearts started after watching a television game show.
"I was watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and this guy won $60,000 and he donated $30,000 to Bravehearts," Mr Harvey said.
"I have also raised money for a little girl to go to America for life saving operations."
This latest walk is expected to end on Friday September 7 to coincide with White Balloon Day.
White Balloon Day is a Bravehearts signature event, held annually during Child Protection Week to raise awareness about child sexual assault and help empower survivors to break their silence.
This year Bravehearts aims to raise $500,000 on White Balloon Day.