For years Col Reynolds has driven coaches, but his latest trip might be the longest and most meaningful of the year.
After temporarily giving up driving, Mr Reynolds has re-donned his coachman’s hat to drive 10,000 kilometres to raise awareness and money for children’s cancer research.
“In Australia, 950 children are diagnosed each year and three die every week,” Mr Reynolds said.
“I always carry with me the pain and suffering that I’ve seen too many of my young friends and their families go through.
“As I entered my 78th year, I renewed my promise to continue to fight for the lives of these children every day of mine.
“I invite others to join me, so we can find a cure and transform treatment.”
Mr Reynolds established the The KidsCancer Project in 1993 after discovering funding research and clinical trials were the only way to stop the disease.
He and the bus departed from Townsville last Wednesday and will arrive in Sydney on the first day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 1 September.
The coach will reach Albury on Wednesday August 16.