CATHY Freeman Foundation founder, Andrew Cannon, has stopped in Horsham during his 10,000 kilometre trip across Australia.
Driving his 1924 Vauxhall through the Wimmera on Monday, Mr Cannon said his mission was to raise money and awareness for Indigenous education programs during the foundation’s 10th anniversary year.
“We have raised $120,000 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation, but I hope to raise it to $200,000 by the end,” Mr Cannon said.
Mr Cannon said he was keen to spread the word about the work of the foundation in closing the gap in Indigenous education.
Horsham Mayor Pam Clarke said the foundation dealt with real issues.
“While in Horsham, he talked about the work the foundation has done to raise attendance of Aboriginal children in schools from 30 per cent to 90 per cent,” Cr Clarke said. “His car is an amazing machine – it can do 110 kilometres an hour on the highway.”