Lady scoots through Fraser to Melb
CZECH-BORN Vratka Pokorna is pushing a scooter from Port Douglas to Melbourne and yesterday scooted herself through the Fraser Coast on her journey south.
Ms Pokorna is on a mission to raise funds for Save the Children which is a charity that ensures children have a healthy and safe childhood, the opportunity to learn and a voice to speak for themselves.
“The most difficult part of this journey is getting on this scooter and travelling 30-40km everyday, but I always get over it and keep going,” she said.
“I just think of the children.”
So far she has raised more than $5000. Her ambition is to raise $3 million.
“If we can all put in a dollar a day and spare the money for the children then we are doing our part, because we can afford to give a little,” she said.
Ms Pokorna is enjoying her trip down the east coast of Australia.
“This is a spiritual journey for myself and it is helping myself to become a better person,” she said.
Through rain and shine, Ms Pokorna keeps on scooting in her quest to raise money.
“It is very difficult at times in the cold weather but I still continue because I see the picture of the children and I strive to complete my task.
“I do, however, I find a lot of discomfort on the road but I still keep going.
“Some nights I run over snakes and all sorts of things.”