Gold Coast’s ‘mowerman’ raises $600,000

CLAUDE ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey is a regular fixture on the streets of the Gold Coast, but he will soon be mowing his way across Tasmania to raise further funds for children affected by sexual assault.

His iconic customised cutter is now a cut above the rest after undergoing a makeover including the attachment of a new donation box, an iPod dock and a head-turning paint job.

Gold Coast creative agency 40/40 Creations, best known for its funky street art, teamed up with RAR Embossed and Kane Donaldson Pine Striping & Lettering and donated time and creativity to the project.


The makeover was received just in time, as Mr Harvey, 68, prepares for his next mowerthon – this time a 62-day trek through Tasmania starting on January 29.

“40/40 is a great supporter of the work Bravehearts does in the community and when approached to work on the famous mowerman’s cutter, we couldn’t refuse,” says 40/40 co-owner Luke MacDonald.

Claude has already raised $600,000 for the worthy cause and is striving to raise $1 million to fund counselling and education services for Aussie kids and their families affected by sexual assault.