John's Story

John’s Journey around Australia raises more than $15,000 for child cancer research

At the start of June, John Buchanan left his Bedfordale home on an anticlockwise journey around Australia on his vintage Yamaha X5650 motorbike. 6 weeks later, he finished his gigantic lap of Australia, raising a total of $15,442 for CLCRF.

John achieved this by stopping by at Woolworths stores at each location on his itinerary, rattling the tin, collecting donations and raising awareness of CLCRF. After close family friends lost their grandson to leukaemia late last year, John decided to take action and help raise money for the research into childhood cancers.

As well as the loose change donated by passers-by, many stories were shared of the families affected by leukaemia. Donors took great comfort to know that large strides were being made into finding a cure. John’s support crew consisted of his wife and son who followed John closely in their Toyota Landcruiser with a camper on the back.

Mr Buchanan would also like to thank all the local businesses, family and friends who donated and supported him in his trip through their Everyday Hero page.

Andrea Alexander, CEO of CLCRF said she’s thrilled with the support that John and his family received around Australia.

“We are very grateful for John for this wonderful contribution and would like to also thank all the people who supported him along his journey.”