Tractor Trek hoping to chalk up $90,000 in donations after 20 tractors paticipated last weekend

CHEQUE IT OUT: Janette Davie, Richelle Koller, Wanda Fennell, Georige Manders, John Sharp and Geoff Porter. Photo ANDREW MURRAY
CHEQUE IT OUT: Janette Davie, Richelle Koller, Wanda Fennell, Georige Manders, John Sharp and Geoff Porter. Photo ANDREW MURRAY

The Tractor Trek is hoping to reach a total of $90,000 in donations over the next few weeks after a $70,000 cheque was presented to Little Wings chief executive officer Richelle Koller on Saturday night.

Central West Charity Tractor Trek Group Director Geoff Porter said donations and sponsorship money was still coming in, and the group was finalising costs from the two-day event. 

Mr Porter said 100 per cent of money sponsoring the 20 tractors that took part would go towards charity, with organising fees, events, licensing and insurance all covered through fundraising efforts. 

“Once we’ve wrapped up all the paperwork, we’re hoping we’ll be able to present another cheque for $20,000 in a few weeks,” he said. 

Mr Porter said the event was “fabulous”, and he was proud of volunteers and drivers.

“We had 20 tractors start and twenty tractors finish, and it was great getting out and having fun,” he said.

“A lot of people came down to watch us fire up at the showgrounds… and then driving along roads we saw kids waving from their front gates.

“We’ve really got to thank sponsors, donors, volunteers, our marshals, councils… the entire central west community.”

“Without their support it wouldn’t happen.” 

He said the tractor trek “absolutely” were aiming to break the $100,000 barrier next year.

“We’re going to make it bigger and better,” he said.