Tim Kierath driven to fundraise

With over $28,000 raised in 2014, we're again helping raise funds for the RFDS.

1 May 2015

Tim Kierath, founder of Hoselink, will again be participating in the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Outback Car Trek this year.  Now in its 26th year, this annual event has raised over $22.5 million for the “Doctor” in the past 25 years.

Last year via Hoselink Car 25, over $28,000 was raised thanks to the support of customers and that made Hoselink the 5th largest contributor out of a total of around $1.2 million – just for the 2014 event.

Hailing from Narromine in rural central NSW and owning a business that supplies products to consumers all over Australia, including remote areas, Tim is passionate about the RFDS and is looking for fundraising support from the community.  The RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides 24-hour emergency aeromedical and essential medical services to rural and remote Australia.  

This is the 4th time Mr Kierath has participated in the Trek.  Tim said, “What I really like about the Trek is that around 300 people, both participants and support crew, visit 7 small towns or communities each year.  This brings a lot of money to the town and usually to the local school!  Interestingly, lots of people in these towns recognize the Hoselink car and sometimes even me.  This year I am stripping more weight out of the car and putting in a whole lot of Hoselink Starter Kits that I will give away at each stop.”

So far this year, Hoselink has raised over $23,000 with funds still coming in.  To boost the effort, Hoselink will be holding a fundraising BBQ at their grand opening sale, to be held on Saturday 16th May from 8am to 3pm at 1/108 Old Pittwater Road Brookvale.  

Donations can be made online at https://outbackcartrek2015.everydayhero.com/au/hoselink-car-25 or in person at the grand opening sale.  Anyone who donates will be in the running to win one of 3 Auto Rewind Hose Reels.

The Trek

What 26th Annual Outback Car Trek
Why In support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
Start Mildura
Finish Byron Bay
Distance 3,242km
When From 31st May 2015
Time 7 days



Tim Kierath during the 2014 Outback Car Trek

Tim Kierath with some locals in the Pilbara region during the 2014 Outback Car Trek.