Couple travel around in tractor and wagon for Make-A-Wish foundation

Chugging along Australia in a Chamberlain tractor, Jenny and Chris Pye are aiming to raise funds to lift the spirits of chronically ill children.

The pair were in Nyngan last Tuesday in their colourful gypsy wagon towed by a bright orange 9G Chamberlain tractor imported from Western Australia, which ensures they nearly always capture the attention of onlookers.

The married couple from Koondrook in Victoria have covered 17,000 kilometres in 14 months sitting on 40 kilometres per hour.


The wagon was built by Chris, who is a cabinet-maker by trade. He built it with materials he collected while he was employed in the business of demolishing houses.

The pair left their home in April 2018 and have have currently raised just over $15,000 for the Make-a-Wish foundation.

They chose to raise funds for Make-a-Wish because of their foster child Lachie Lyons, who had open heart surgery when he was just 12 months old.

"We were back and forth with him at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, and we saw some really heart-wrenching cases down there," Jenny said.

"There were lots of children who were putting on smiley faces but you knew what they were going through.

"This trip has been our wish come true, now we want other kids to have their wishes come true as well."

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