47-year old ‘AdventureMumma’ Kate Richards 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, Kate and her family of four were chosen as Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors and will embark on a 13-week expenses paid trip down the east coast of Australia in the NBCF’s show-stopping Pink Minnie caravan (images attached).
Kate was so excited when hearing the news she couldn’t believe it.
“When I found out we won I was completely overwhelmed and ecstatic and my husband looked like he was going to faint!” said Kate.
“We were on such a high after being selected as Top 10 finalists, so to describe what we’re feeling now that we’ve won is pretty much impossible.
“We’re a family who loves adventure and a good road trip, so heading down the east coast of Australia to meet new people and raise awareness for breast cancer research is a dream come true.”
Kate and her family will begin their journey at the start of August in Cairns, making stops inCentral Queensland, Gold Coast, Shepparton and more before completing their journey in Melbourne on 31 October.
Dometic Australia’s Head of Marketing Justine Schuller welcomed Kate and her family on board as 2016 Dometic Ambassadors.
“Kate and her family are a fabulous family who have been enjoying caravanning and camping holidays for years, and we are delighted to have them on board as Follow the Sun 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.”
Kate and her family 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.