Little Pinky the Tractor – Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer awareness is vital as I’m sure we all know someone affected by this cruel disease. I just have to let you know about Little Pinky the Tractor! We were at Bundaberg recently doing a show and whilst we were there we visited Lance and Judy. I must say they are great people and they welcomed us with open arms (and a chilled beverage or two), and a great feed of beef curry fresh off the campfire.
We also met their neighbour, Dave, and Lance was telling us that Dave had a pink tractor and we had to see it so he brought over the tractor. I know what you’re thinking, a bloke with a pink tractor? Well, there’s a good story behind it!
The pink tractor is a restoration project which Dave started for breast cancer awareness. He had started this after having a stroke and spending nine weeks in a hospital. The local Daffodil Dolls (the people who help fundraise for breast cancer and make sandwiches for events, etc) gave Dave a lot of support during this time. Dave wanted to give back his thanks so he bought an old rusted 1950 Ferguson TEA 20 tractor and spent five months restoring it to what it is today.
And boy he has done a great job! Apart from being pink, he has added eyelashes, a donation box, front grill, a duck hood ornament. It’s even got air horns that play the Dukes of Hazard tune.
He couldn’t have done it without help from a major sponsor, Queensland Tractor Spares. He takes the old girl out to local fundraisers and club rallies to raise funds for breast cancer research. What a champ!
For more information on breast cancer in Australia, please check the following link: Breast Cancer Network Australia