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Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 12 hours ago

10 Days and counting down to take off on July 7th. Everyone is welcome at the start at Wundowie for a breakfast courtesy of the Men's Shed, then to Northam for the official send-off. All the goodies are ready for collection by crew members; boots and caps from Steel Blue, maps from Hema, caps from PCFA and BCNA, collection pots and lots of cuddly toys to hand out along the way.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 1 week ago

Wow, now less than three weeks to takeoff! The tractor is ready and and crew are getting excited - especially the ones coming from the UK and from NZ. A recent visit to the Wundowie Iron Festival was an opportunity to spread the word about our unique event and to find new homes for some of the delightful toys which have been gathered together for distribution along the journey. Also a chance to acknowledge our major sponsor, Elders through new signage, courtesy of TJ Signs in Sawyers Valley - a great supporter of our cause.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 1 month ago

Tail End Charlie the Tractor shared Elders's photo.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 2 months ago

With less than three months now until take off on July 7th, the Tail End Charlie team are really getting excited. Uniforms have been chosen and shown off at every opportunity - comments have been very complimentary. The tractor is now looking its very best, with latest logos attached and new roll-bar in place. The first outing since being updated was the 'Lights on the Hill' Tracmach event at Brunswick Junction on April 8th. 'Charlie the Champion' looked splendid in the beautiful sunshine which really made the bright orange shine. The small wooden tractor made and donated by the Wundowie Men's Shed was also on display and added to the ambience as well as accepting some donations from the friendly crowd attending. The Trek Teddies were looking splendid in their pink and blue outfits made to match our fund raising colours - blue for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and pink for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. They have been named Caroline and Elijah after the Great-Grandparents of Barbara Garnett who has dressed them so delightfully.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 3 months ago

Help Tail End Charlie the Tractor circum-navigate Australia for the 60th Anniversary of the 1957 Round Australia Rally. We have established a go-fund-me account for people who would like to support 82 year old Ron Bywaters, his wife Kerry and seven other families who are taking a Chamberlain tractor around Australia to raise awareness and funding for breast and prostate cancer. Along the journey there will be numerous events and activities aimed at promoting the importance of regular health checks to prevent cancer. The crew are paying their own way and volunteering their time, the funding they seek is to help them with the direct costs associated with making the event happen. We hope you can help https://www.gofundme.com/tail-end-charlie-the-tractor please help spread the word.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 3 months ago

The collection box is ready to go, bear on board! Ron and Kerry have been brushing up on their artistic skills to turn this gorgeous model tractor (a gift from the Wundowie & Districts Men's shed) into a replica of Tail End Charlie. Along the round Australia trip, people will be able to place their spare change into this collection box to support breast and prostate cancer.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 3 months ago

Hi to all who follow 'Tail End Charlie's progress. Please keep watching for further updates.

Tail End Charlie the Tractor

posted 3 months ago

Work in Progress.... This stunning little piece is in the process of being modified to replicate Tail End Charlie - it will be the collection box for donations to support Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Breast Cancer Foundation. The collection box is a gift from the Wundowie & Districts Men's Shed. It will soon be painted orange and have stickers applied to look like the real thing! The Wundowie Iron factory manufactured many of the form work on the original Tail End Charlie. Sixty years on Wundowie still celebrates the history of the connection.

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