A 74-year-old pushing a lawnmower will be walking through the local area next month.
Over 27 days from March 4 to March 31, Claude “Mowerman” Harvey will travel through 17 SA towns - Renmark, Pinnaroo, Bordertown, Naracoorte, Penola, Mount Gambier, Robe, Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Mount Compass, Mount Barker, Hahndorf, Gawler, Lyndoch, Tanunda and Nurioopta – to help protect Aussie kids.
"Mowerman" will be raising money and awareness for Bravehearts and child protection.
Claude will kick off his tour of South Australia in Renmark after having pushed his mower across thousands of kilometres throughout Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and WA.
He will travel more than 1100km through rural SA, stopping at 17 towns to tell communities about the importance of child protection and encouraging their support for Bravehearts.
Having already raised a staggering $1.1 million to help Bravehearts protect Australian kids, Claude has set his sights on reaching a new $2 million target by 2022 and is hoping to raise $20,000 during his 2019 South Australian tour.
“Although fundraising is a big part of my tours, raising awareness of this horrendous crime among as many communities as possible to help prevent child sexual assault, is my primary mission," Claude said.
With fans and supporters turning out wherever he mows, Claude will meet with community leaders, visit shopping centres and talk with people in the streets, malls and coffee shops about the importance of child protection, and a Bravehearts program Claude is particularly passionate about – the Ditto Keep Safe Adventure Show.
For information on Bravehearts’ child protection programs, visit: www.bravehearts.org.au.