Lennox Head man Norm Bartie is on the road, raising money for his not-for-profit charity organisation It’s Not Your Fault 4 Kids Inc.
But he’s not travelling in the usual way. He’s driving his backhoe, which averages about 30 – 40 kms per hour, and he’s taking it to Townsville, south inland to Albury and then to Parliament House, Canberra, before heading back past home (Lennox Head) and finishing in Brisbane. This is an official Guinness World Record Attempt to drive a machine the longest distance across land, but more than that, he’s doing it for the kids.
Norm and his wife Rikkie set up the charity to raise awareness of and funding for children who have been affected by domestic violence, loss and trauma.
It’s Not Your Fault is focused on letting kids know that any abuse they may have suffered was not their fault, to lift the guilt and shame, and to free them from carrying that burden for life.
Not only does It’s Not Your Fault raise money and awareness, it also provides wellness retreats for children who need help by promoting a safe, secure and heathy environment.
For more info go to itsnotyourfault.com.au
Donate at https://au.gofundme.com/cchmn2-its-not-your-fault