THE PINK TRACTOR TREK FOR BREAST CANCER CARE

In 2015, Mudgee real estate agent and auctioneer, Hugh Bateman, embarked on a tractor trek to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

The trip began in Mudgee on October 9th 2015 and ended in Mudgee on October 31st.

Along the way, Hugh visited the offices of other real estate agencies in the Real Estate Results Network, stopping at:

Dubbo, Orange, Griffith, Wollongong, Annandale, Concord West, Drummoyne, Double Bay, Crows Nest, Avalon, Manly Beach, Malabar, Caringbah, Lugarno, Epping, Lindfield, Long Jetty, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Muswellbrook. Other stops in Sydney included Parliament House on Oct 20th, the Real Estate Institute, and the McGrath Foundation Head Office in Crows Nest.

You can see Hugh's trip on Facebook and read the many messages of support he received. It was definitely a loooong ride!

Hugh's initial goal was to raise $250,000 for the McGrath Foundation to help fund specialist Breast Care Nurses.

However with an avalanche of support behind him, Hugh's Pink Tractor Trek raised a whopping $382,000!!

But the journey doesn't end there!

Since then, Hugh has been actively turning towns and suburbs across Australia pink with his Pink Up campaign every October, National Breast Care Awareness month.

And with that unusual 3000-kilometre adventure around NSW still dear to his heart, Hugh's Pink Tractor Trek has has just been turned into The Little Pink Tractor - a heartwarming children's book written by Hugh and delightfully illustrated by local Mudgee artist, Rachael Flynn, of the iconically Australian Red Tractor Designs.

Kids can follow the adventures of The Little Pink Tractor as it travels around the country, along the sea and into the cities, making friends along the way and raising money so there are more nurses to help all the sick mummies and their families.

Only $19.95 plus postage, The Little Pink Tractor is the perfect Christmas gift, with net proceeds donated to the McGrath Foundation.

Breast Care Nurses are trained, registered nurses who provide information, care, and practical and emotional support to women diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and carers.
The Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women. Around 87% of these nurses are located in rural and remote communities.



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