Claude Harvey is off walking again to raise money for children's charity Bravehearts.
Claude Harvey is off walking again to raise money for children's charity Bravehearts. Blainey Woodham

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.



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