Vratka Pokorna passed through Maryborough yesterday as she scoots down the east coast to raise money for Save the Children.
Vratka Pokorna passed through Maryborough yesterday as she scoots down the east coast to raise money for Save the Children.

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.”



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