‘Mad’ Aussie on a mission': Tony Tractor leaves Cape Town as first lef of campaign ends

2010-11-23 00:00

TONY Psaila leaves Cape Town on his 1948 Ferguson tractor today, completing the first leg of an around-the-world journey to raise funds for a trust in support of the World Fund for Victims of Violence and Rape.

The tractor does 22 km/h, giving him ample opportunity to raise funds, network and build awareness of abuse against women and children.

Psaila, an Australian living in South Africa, embarked on his epic journey from Howick on August 9, Women’s Day.

Psaila has set himself a target of R1 billion. “If this goal is achieved, then I will be able to set up centres in SA and in other countries as well, as this problem is not isolated to just South Africa,” he said.

He said the project has already received the backing of the Lions Club.

Psaila (48) will next travel to Australia, New Zealand, South America, the U.S., Canada, then to Russia and through Europe and the UK, before driving through Africa and back home.

“Please follow my trip and do anything you can to help — donate money, your time, volunteer, but most of all, network with people around the world and let them know about Tony Tractor, the MAD [Making a Difference] Australian on a mission,” he said.

The World Fund for Victims of Violence and Rape, bank details:

First National Bank (SA)

Account Name: Browne Brodie and Fourie

(In trust for the World Fund for Victims of Violence and Rape)

Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Branch Code: 221 826

Account No: 50940163004

Deposit Ref: 19W018-001

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