IT’S A LONG ROAD
Donating our coffee & advertising in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Australia.
With all proceeds from the sales of our coffee go to Muscular Dystrophy Australia. The Repairs and running costs of the bus sometimes weigh us down. The bus is purely supported on donations from beautiful people helping along the way through sales of t-shirts, Hoodies, coffee Paintings and additional donations via gofundme.
Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s vision is to work towards a world without Muscular Dystrophy.
– MDA provide practical support through a one-stop shop of easy access to knowledge, referrals, and information for people anywhere in Australia.
– Support groups, connecting clients through virtual and in-person activities.
-Support clients to navigate the NDIS and MyAgedCare via MDA provider services
– Aid respite activities and opportunities for clients to broaden their horizons and live the life they choose.
Meet Corazón (Spanish for heart), a traveling café, gallery and Tiny house on wheels.
Coraźon started life in 1949 as a bare chassis being imported from England and delivered to Commonwealth Engineering to be fitted out with its iconic OPD2 double decker body.
Once completed it was placed into service by the NSW government on the Abbotsford line until 1974 when it was retired from service and sold to a private vendor.
In 2004 Coraźon was found by Lawrence Norton in a quarry outside Griffith NSW last registered in SA but laying as an abandoned project panels missing half flat tyres and not started in 15 years.
With love at first site Lawrence purchased the bus for $950 and begun the restoration as a self funded project. Upon completion Corazón touched the Australian roads once again on March 22, 2019.
Inspired by finding a new way of living, Lawrence has now spent over four years driving an excess of 26,000 km around Australia and raised over $70,000 through fundraising drives for charities.
Lawrence found a unique way of funding these drives through painting with a spilt long black coffee and a gum leaf as a brush. Painting with the café’s waste coffee now continues supporting his fuel, living costs and repairs for his journeys.
At a snail’s pace of 45km/h housing its original 0.600 Leyland engine and running gear, it defiantly turns heads along the way.
This however in not the end of his journey’s.
On a mission to make this ripple extend to a wider community, Corazón and Lawrence are currently looking for sponsors and a space to land and set up a more permanent cafe, so more bus’s can be completed and more charities can be supported across Australia.
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