Gold Coast’s ‘Mower Man’ sets off for Bravehearts fundraiser

Tireless Gold Coast fundraising champion, Claude Harvey has begun his latest trek for child protection advocate Bravehearts.

The 73-year-old, who has spent the past 12-years pushing his trusty lawn mower around Australia, raising more than $1 million, set off from Tweed Heads on Monday morning.

He left the Queensland-New South Wales border and headed north to Hope Island, pushing ‘Moyra the Mower’ and rattling his collection tin.


As part of his annual pilgrimage, the ‘Mower Man’ will take two weeks to walk approximately 100km to the northern Gold Coast and back again.


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Today, the nation’s favourite mower-man Claude Harvey turns 73! Happy Birthday Claude! This incredible man has raised more than $1,037,140.00 for Bravehearts, and Ditto’s ‘Keep Safe Adventure Show’. Claude is passionate about Bravehearts, and the prevention of child sexual assault. Our very own champion for children is determined to raise $2 million and is preparing for his next fundraising adventure. Starting in Townsville on 6th August, Claude will “mow” his way to Cairns finishing on Friday 24th August. We wish Claude the most happiest of birthdays – thank you for everything that you do to protect Aussie kids – you are a true legend! You can support Claude in his mission and help him reach is goal by making your tax-deductible donation today in celebration of this amazing champion! Donation link in bio. #bravehearts #ProtectKids #childsafety #mowerman #claudethemowerman

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Mr Harvey recently returned from North Queensland, where he collected another $20,000 over three weeks, walking the streets of small towns, raising money and awareness for Bravehearts.

You can follow the Mower Man on Facebook to see when he’s in your neck of the woods.