Claude ‘the mower man’ Harvey pushed his famous coin collecting lawnmower over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to complete his latest fundraising ‘mowerthon’ from Newcastle to Sydney.
The 70 year old fundraising superstar has clocked up over 18.000 kilometres and more than $800,000 to help child protection advocate Bravehearts protect Aussie kids.
Claude recently finished a 10-week fundraising trek from his home town on the Gold Coast to Newcastle earlier this year, where he hit the $1million fundraising milestone for the charity.
The mower man has dedicated the past decade to helping Bravehearts make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child – a cause that is close to his heart.
Claude stopped into the Club recently to have a feed, meet a few of the locals and to promote awareness of his fundraising efforts with Bravehearts.
All donations that Claude collects go towards Bravehearts’ support services for children and families affected by child sexual assault, as well as Bravehearts’ educational program “Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure” which teaches children in schools and childcare centres important safety skills.
The education program has visited more than 12,500 children across 65 schools in New South Wales in 2014 alone.
Founder and CEO of Bravehearts, Hetty Johnson says Claude’s efforts have made a remarkable difference of children all around Australia. Claude not only raises much-needed money for Bravehearts, but also inspires everyone he meets along the way to protect our children.