Vratka Pokorna is riding her scooter from Port Douglas to Melbourne to raise funds for Save The Children charity.
Vratka Pokorna is riding her scooter from Port Douglas to Melbourne to raise funds for Save The Children charity. Max Fleet

Saving kids on two wheels

TRAVELLING on a push scooter from north Queensland to Melbourne is a task Vratka Pokorna is in the midst of completing.

Ms Pokorna stopped in Bundaberg on Friday on her five-month ride.

She hopes to make a difference to those living in Third World conditions.

“I no longer wish to talk about helping those in need,” she said.

“I have decided to do something, to take action and to encourage others to do the same.”

She has raised between $4000 and $5000 on her campaign drive, but hopes to raise more.

All funds will go to Save The Children, the world's largest independent child rights development organisation.

Ms Pokorna chose the push scooter as transport to capture the attention and imagination of Australia.

She has also captured the attention of the swooping magpies.

“I have been fending off magpies during the trip,” she said.

“They seem to like my yellow and green helmet.”

Ms Pokorna came to Australia 15 years ago from the Czech Republic.

“I am here to show others that if I can travel by push scooter across Australia, they too can embark on their own journey,” she said.

People can donate at www.everydayhero.com.au/vratka_pokorna



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