PETER and Bill Henry with the restored veteran tractor that has been returned to service as a charity fund raiser.
OUT of the paddocks and onto the country roads — the Camp Quality Tractor Trek is set to get under way again next month.
And again Lithgow will be well represented.
The Trek resembles a charity ‘bash rally’ except the participants travel by vintage tractor.
Funds raised through sponsorship go to Camp Quality, the organisation that supports children with life threatening illness.
In its inaugural year in 2012 the Trek raised $80,000.
Last year this more than doubled to $180,000 with the biggest individual fund raiser being an entry by Henrys Plant Hire, of Lithgow.
The old tractor was driven by Peter Henry who said the support from the Lithgow district and outside sponsors had been tremendous.
Mr Henry and the trusty tractor will be back on the road from September 18 to 20 with his fellow trekkers helping support the 3500 children registered with Camp Quality.
Each year the participants also visit schools along the route providing a puppet show with an anti bullying theme.
More than 40 tractors are expected to take part when the Trek sets out from Borenore on September 18 to proceed through Cudal, Murga, Forbes, Eugowra, Gooloogong and Canowindra before finishing back in Borenore
As part of the Lithgow district fundraiser the Donnybrook Hotel Fishing Club has organised an auction night at the hotel this Saturday night with lots of memorabilia and other items up for grabs.
Proceedings get under way at seven o’clock.
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