Tail End Charlie presents Northam Shire with gifts

Northam Shire president receiving the plaque from Ron Bywaters at the council meeting.
Northam Shire president receiving the plaque from Ron Bywaters at the council meeting.

Ron Bywaters, member of the Tail-End Charlie Tractor team, presented a plaque and donated a defibrillator to the Shire of Northam at the recent council meeting.

Mr Bywaters was a driver of Tail-End Charlie, the tractor which travelled through Australia in July to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation of WA and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

At the meeting, he thanked Council for their support with special mention to Cr Terry Little, Ross Rayson and Victoria Williams.

Mr Bywaters said they had purchased a defibrillator for their journey as a safety measure and would like to donate it to the Wundowie community, where the team departed their trip. 

Mr Bywaters said Wundowie Hardware has been identified as an ideal location to house the present. 

“The Ambulance and St John's Fire and Rescue both have a defibrillator, but if they are at a call it would be good to have one in town.

“One where everybody knows the location of it.

“We really just wanted to put something back into the community.”