If you had to drag a car, even just for five metres, to save a child, could you do it? It sounds like a struggle, and yet it’s a walk in the park carrying a feather compared to what Troy Conley is going to attempt next week as part of Car Pull for Kids, which will see him dragging no fewer than 16 Hyundais along a runway using only his hulking legs, barrel chest and massive arms.
Conley is what’s known, appropriately, as a Strongman, and he has two goals; beating the current Guinness World Record of 15 vehicles pulled by an individual male, and raising a much-needed $30,000 for Hyundai Help for Kids’ partners; Little Wings, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia.
The big-hearted big man approached Hyundai Help for Kids – the charitable arm of Hyundai Australia, which has raised $8.8m to help change the lives of children in need, and their families – about the fund-raising record attempt as he was inspired to help by his own fight for survival as a four year old, when he ruptured a kidney.
Various community organisations helped to aid his recovery at the time, and Conley wanted to give something back with Car Pull for Kids, and you can do your part, too, by donating at our GoFundMe page, here.
The record-breaking Car Pull will be held on the Southern Runway at Bankstown Airport (Guinness’ rules insist the surface used must be completely flat) and will be the only world-record attempt in Australia and New Zealand on Global Guinness World Record Day, next Wednesday, November 18.
Conley will be roped up to the 16 Hyundais – including five new i30s, two Venues, a Veloster, an Ioniq, a Kona and a Kona EV, one revolutionary hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo, a Sonata, a Tucson, a Santa Fe and a Palisade – and will be anchored to a plane from Little Wings, one of the charities he’s pulling for.
Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation with the mission of providing equal healthcare opportunities for sick children in rural NSW, by providing free, professional and safe flight and ground transport services for those young ones who need to attend hospitals in major cities for treatment.
One of Australia’s top Strongmen, Conley has previously pulled two prime mover trucks tied together – weighing over 21 tonnes – so he’s a good chance to complete his record-breaking mission.
With your help, he can also achieve his $30,000 goal, money that will also be shared with Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia, which has been providing caring and welcoming accommodation for sick children and their families as they undergo treatment since 1981.
In 2019 alone, RMHC provided vital assistance to more than 60,000 families.
Also benefiting from his brave and tireless fundraising effort will be Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, a charity that has contributed almost $200 million to help give sick kids across NSW the best possible care.
Conley will be pulling his heart out for those charities, and for sick children everywhere, next week, and he could really use your assistance. Get involved here.
Hyundai Help for Kids is Hyundai Australia’s dedicated corporate social responsibility program and has been changing the lives of children in need, and their families, since its inception in 2014.
It is a joint initiative of Hyundai Motor Company Australia and the 170+ strong Hyundai National Dealer Network, whereby a contribution from every new vehicle sold goes towards assisting children and their families in areas of medical, community and vehicle assistance with contributions totaling more than $8.8 million dollars to date.