GOLD Coast father of two Milton Watkins will travel close to 10,000km in his 1961 Cadillac de Ville, towing a specially built custom 1959 Cadillac trailer, raising funds and awareness for Bravehearts and children affected by sexual assault.
Milton, who is also known as ‘The Caddy Daddy’ (pictured with his wife Levella), is passionate about Cadillacs and child protection and has decided to combine the two in a 30-day trip across the Nullarbor Plain.
He will have more than 12 Cadillacs join him as he embarks on one of the longest Cadillac car runs in Australian history.
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The cruise departed the Gold Coast this morning (Mar 26) and arrives the day of the Cadillac Nationals in Busselton, Western Australia on April 9.
“We will be travelling from one side of the coast of Australia to the other, while picking up Cadillacs along the way to make this one of the longest Cruises ever undertaken with as many Cadillacs as possible,” said Milton.
“Whenever we take the Caddy out, people are in awe of all the chrome and fins. We thought it would be a good opportunity to promote the wonderful work of Bravehearts by displaying a sticker on the boot lid of my trailer, gaining maximum exposure.”
“We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile cause, the statistics surrounding child sexual assault are astounding and as a father of two, I am dedicated to helping Bravehearts protect Aussie kids.”
Research shows that 1 in 5 Australian children will be sexually assaulted in some way before their 18th birthday – or a staggering 59,000 every year. Bravehearts aims to halve this figure by 2020 as it strives to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.
All money raised will help fund Bravehearts acclaimed personal safety program – Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure show – to childcare centres and lower primary school children on the Gold Coast.
For more information about this journey, visit ccctn.com.au.