Alford and his Hustler Super Z ride-on lawnmower travelled via Pinjarra, Waroona and Yarloop on the South-West Fire Run, to help people in need, particularly those affected by the recent bushfires.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Armadale and the founder of Ride to the Other Side, a fundraising adventure by the Rotary Club of Armadale that involves riding the Hustler Super Z lawnmower around Australia to raise awareness and $1 million for Rotary International and a number of different charities.
Later this year, the team makes a run for the finish line, with a final 4000km ride from Katherine to Perth, completing the trek two years early.
Ride to the Other Side was invited to take the Hustler Super Z lawnmower to display at the Bunbury conference but according to Alford, the team decided that rather than transporting the mower by trailer, they would fundraise along the way and donate the proceeds to those affected by the fires.
Co-ordinator Kim Larsen said people had been very generous in their donations and the ride also let people know Rotarians cared about the community.
Donate to the South-West Fire Run at Ride to the Other Side.