A UNE staffer has raised $50,000 for sick kids using nothing but a 1983 Honda Accord with 160,000ks on the clock.
This is the twelfth year Nigel Wratten has been involved in Camp Quality, a service that helps children with cancer deal with the daily difficulties brought on by the disease.
The UNE staff member is heading off on his latest adventure with the charity on an "esCarpade", which runs from October 19 to 26.
Titled the 215 Mini Mouse he will head to Wangaratta, Mt Gambier, Renmark and Echuca.
"I learned about CQ from a former staff member who had a sick child and decided to become involved," he said.
Nigel initially signed up to CQ as a companion, people who support the children during annual getaways.
"We generally take the kids and their families to Coffs Harbour for five days. Companions take care of the kids while the parents stay at a different location but close enough to be on hand if say a child may need their Mum or Dad's support."
He made the switch to fundraising in 2015.
"We visit outback communities to raise funds and awareness for children with cancer. Last year, we travelled from Bathurst to Wagga Wagga, covering more than 3,000km."
He has committed to raise $5000 this year, and said he usually exceeds his goal. All told he has raised more than $50,000 so far.
This year's esCarpade, titled the 215 Mini Mouse, runs from October 19-26, to Wangaratta, Mt Gambier, Renmark and Echuca. EsCarpade annually raises about $1.4 million in NSW.