Tom & Keith’s East to West Adventure in the A Model Ford

21st Mar 2018
Byron Bay to Geraldton, WA
Goal Amount Total Amount Raised
$100 000 $75.00

What's this fundraiser about?

“A famous baker, his best mate, a 1930 A Model Ford to travel 7443 km’s across Australia to raise money for Cancer” Tom O’Toole is set to undertake an adventure in his 1930 A Model Ford across the country with his best mate, Keith McIntosh. The pair hope to raise awareness and money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. The two mates have taken up the challenge of driving the vintage car over 7,443 kilometres from Byron Bay, New South Wales to Shark Bay, Western Australia in around 30 days. The pair are not new to a slow road trip, having previously driven to the tip of Cape York and along the Birdsville track in the car. All at maximum speed of 50 kilometres per hour. Tom O'Toole is the founder of the famous Beechworth Bakery chain, successful inspirational speaker and self-described kindergarten failure-turned-author. With a formidable sense of humour and an enthusiasm bordering on inspired frantic madness, he has spearheaded the rebirth of a dying country town by turning his bakery into a phenomenon of Australian small business, which continues to gather strength and speed. Tom is passionate about regional Australia and its potential.On the trip the pair, who have both been impacted by cancer, are aiming to raise over $100,000.00 for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. Tom will be speaking at events on the trip, sharing his business and its marketing story success as well as hilarious anecdotes from the trip. Events are planned for Goondiwindi, Alice Springs, Geraldton and Ballarat.