Corry's got the Bug for a funding drive

A COFFS Harbour man is taking his bug on the road this month for an epic journey to raise money for sick kids.

Corry Dillon and his 1975 Volkswagen Beetle will travel 12,745 kilometres in just eight days in an effort to raise more than $20,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Corry and his bug will depart Coffs Harbour on September 13 on an epic journey through places such as Townsville, Broome, Melbourne and Sydney before returning to Coffs on September 21.

While he admits the trip will be challenging, Corry said it's nothing compared to what families with a seriously ill child experience.

“I'm really pleased to be supporting Starlight and I hope that the funds raised will help bring more fun and laughter to the lives of seriously ill children at a time when they need it most,” Corry said.

Starlight relies on the generosity of individuals like Corry, as well as corporations and community fundraisers to fill their coffers.

Starlight spokeswoman Jemma Hawksford said next year there will be more than 600,000 child admissions to hospitals across Australia.

Currently Starlight only reaches one in three of these children.

You can support Corry by visiting his fundraising page at www.everydayhero.com.au.



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