A father and son team will be among 90 participants who are taking part in the 2018 Central West Tractor Trek this weekend.
The 220 kilometre journey through the Central West will start in Molong on Friday and continue until Sunday with money raised going to Little Wings.
The organisation provides free flights and ground transport to children from regional areas who need to travel to children’s hospitals in Sydney and Newcastle, and money raised will also help families of children who are suffering from illness and/or disabilities by providing financial assistance.
This year, 21 tractors will take part in the trek, the most in the charity run’s history, and one of them will be a blue farm tractor driving by Orange-based Adam Sharp and his father John Sharp.
Adam said the Little Wings service has helped his nephew so he is aware of the not-for-profit organisation’s importance.
His father John was also one of the founding members of the Central West Tractor Trek group, which began in 2011 and has raised about $1.7million in seven years.
The father and son team will take part in the Tractor Treck with the support Adam’s employer Forefront Services, which had the blue tractor parked out the front of its workshop.
Adam said Forefront Services director Anthony Redfern has also donated to cause and become a gold sponsor.
“I was blown away by Anthony’s generosity,” Mr Sharp said.
“Forefront are really passionate about their people and are always keen to help the community out and I’m sure locals support them in return.”
The Tractor Trek raised $80,000 in 2017, the equivalent of 55 free flights for families in regional NSW.
The trek will depart Molong each day.
The tractors will travel through Pinecliffe and Gregra on Friday, Manildra, Gumble, Cumnock, Larras Lea and Boomey on Saturday and Boomey, Mullion Creek, Clergate, March and Belgravia on Sunday.
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