48-year old travel writer Linda Bloffwitch has won the Dometic Follow the Sun competition and will travel around Australia for three months on the road trip of a lifetime to raise funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
Beating thousands of hopefuls across the country, Linda and her husband Grant were chosen as Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors and will receive a makeover of up to $25,000 to their already impressive 2009 Traveller Sensation caravan before embarking on a 13-week expenses paid trip down the east coast of Australia.
Linda was so excited when she heard the news that it nearly brought her to tears.
“To be honest we were completely blown away when we got the call,” said Linda.
“We’ve always wanted to give in some way to those who go through the horrible experiences that come with breast cancer, and Follow the Sun gave us an incredible opportunity to do just that.
“We’re really looking forward to travelling down the east coast of Australia, meeting new people and raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.”
Linda and Grant will begin their journey at the start of August in Cairns, making stops in Central Queensland, Gold Coast, Shepparton and more before completing their journey in Melbourne on 31 October.
Dometic Australia’s Head of Marketing Justine Schuller welcomed Linda and Grant on board as 2016 Dometic Ambassadors.
“Linda and Grant are a fabulous couple who have been enjoying caravanning and camping holidays for years, and we are delighted to have them on board as Dometic Ambassadors,” said Mrs Schuller.
“We are looking forward to following their travels online and seeing the impact they make through raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.”
Linda and Grant will set off on their 13-week adventure at the start of August and will be holding ‘Follow the Sun – Happy Hours’ at predetermined stops along the way. They will be taking in the beautiful sights across Australia’s east coast, regularly posting updates, blogs and Happy Hour locations at www.dometicfollowthesun.com.au.