TWO Blacktown men will drive 6000 kilometres from Blacktown to Queensland, and back, to raise money for research into children’s heart disease.
Con Constantinou and David Murphy are helping Blacktown City Rotary Club to contribute to a $100,000 research project.
They will drive a 1982 Ford Lincoln stretch limousine that will leave Blacktown on April 6, heading north through all major towns and cities until they reach Cooktown – more than 3000 kilometres away — then head back.
The trip will take 15 days.
Spiro Constantinou — chairman of Blacktown Rotary Club’s Fund-raising Committee — said the two men started the fund-raising about two years ago and have collected about $22,000 so far.
‘‘We’re delighted they’re continuing with their efforts through this exciting 6000km drive to Cooktown and back,” he said.
“About five years ago, my son Con and his friend David met a toddler with a very serious heart condition.
‘‘This meeting inspired them to start raising funds for Westmead Children’s Hospital and this evolved into their fund-raising efforts to help make this scholarship for research a reality.
Mr Constantinou called on local business to sponsor the trip.
Sponsorship packages are $5000, $2500, $1,000 and $500.
Details: Spiro Constantinou, 0419698132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.