Please support us in our efforts in the Ocean 2 Ocean - Oz by making a donation to Kidney Health Australia in support for the Kidney Campervan program.

Every dollar counts and will help us put a fleet of 'Kidney Campervans' on the road!  



Kidney Campervans  ‘Travel Freedom on Dialysis’

An exciting new initiative from Kidney Health Australia for Australians living with kidney disease, Kidney Campervans will provide important respite or holiday dialysis options for those on dialysis.  Kidney Campervans will be specially fitted out with dialysis machines and available initially on the Gold Coast in Queensland, although plans are already in place for this program to be expanded to key cities nationally as funds are available. The Wade Family has already generously donated $50,000 to get this program started.


In his latest adventure the Ocean 2 Ocean Oz Challenge, Rod Wade and his co-driver Austen Ritchie will be driving from Surfers Paradise in Queensland to Fremantle in Western Australia and within an hour will turn around and drive back again – doing the whole trip in under 100 hours to set a world record!  This incredible journey, non-stop across the gruelling Nullarbor, will start on Tuesday 3rd June, arriving on the West Coast early on Thursday 5th June and returning back to Surfers Paradise on Saturday 7th June – all to help raise awareness for Kidney Health Australia ( along with funds to ensure the Kidney Campervan program quickly becomes a reality.

Previous expeditions for Rod, the Vintage Adventurer, have included the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge in May/June 2013 where he travelled 8,000 miles from Peking, China to Paris, France in just 33 days in his 1930 Model A Ford. Then the Ocean 2 Ocean Challenge - America in October 2013, where he traveled through ten states (4,734km) in under 60 hours. 

Follow Rod and Austen’s extraordinary adventure on their Facebook page and help the team raise money for the Kidney Campervan program by clicking on 'make a donation!' 


Kidney Health Australia

Each year more Australians die with kidney related disease than breast cancer, prostate cancer and even road deaths. Sadly, 1 in 3 Australians is at increased risk of kidney disease and an estimated 1.7 million Australians over the age of 25 already have at least one clinical sign of existing kidney disease.

Kidney Health Australia, formerly known as the Australian Kidney Foundation, is a national health care charity with a vision to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.

Kidney Health Australia aims to;

• Educate the general public about the risk factors of kidney disease and train health professionals to help spread this message.

• Advocate on behalf of all kidney patients and the tireless carers who support those living with kidney disease.

• Research for a cure. Kidney Health Australia is the largest non-government funder of kidney disease research in Australia.

• Support Australians affected by kidney disease through a range of resources and programs.

Kidney Health Australia is independent of Governments and indebted to the community for their support.
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Rod Wade $57,087.45 AUD
Austen Ritchie $3,186.00 AUD
Darran Wallace $732.50 AUD
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