Two men will be driving about 6000 kilometres from Blacktown to Queensland and back to raise money for a research into children's heart disease.
Con Contantinou and David Murphy are helping Blacktown City Rotary Club to contribute a third of a proposed $100,000 research scholarship. Australian Rotary Health and a selected university will each contribute a third.
The two men will drive a 1982 Ford Lincoln stretch limousine that will leave Blacktown on April 6, heading north through major towns and cities until they reach Cooktown - more than 3000 kilometres away — then head back in 15 days.
Spiro Constantinou, chairman of Blacktown Rotary Club's fund-raising committee, said the two started raising money about two years ago and had got about $22,000 so far.
"We're delighted they're continuing with their efforts through this exciting 6000-kilometre 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. This evolved into their fund-raising efforts to help make this scholarship for research a reality.
Mr Constantinou called on local businesses to contact him to discuss sponsorship of the two men.
The sponsorship packages are $5000 (platinum sponsor), $2500 (gold), $1000 (silver) and $500 (bronze).
To discuss sponsorship or to make a donation, contact Spiro Constantinou on 0419 698 132 or email email@example.com.