Tex and Bundy travel the country raising $450,000 annually for charity.
Tex and Bundy travel the country raising $450,000 annually for charity. Rob Wright

Happy and helpful vegemites

IT was just another day of raising money for a good cause for motorcycling duo "Tex and Bundy".

Terry O'Grady, aka Tex, and Bundy, his five-year-old Australian stumpy tailed cattle dog were at Pirtek Hydraulic Hoses on Friday as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The pair ride 80,000km a year, raising $450,000 annually for various charities, including the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

It's all just part of Macksville-based Tex's desire to help people.

"Prostate cancer was a very little known illness when I first started raising awareness, but that's been slowly changing and needs to keep changing with the help of wives, girlfriends and mothers," Tex said.

"99% of the time men can be saved if they catch it early enough."

Tex and Bundy's charity work may soon be given a major shot in the arm.

The pair is one of 25 finalists in Vegemite's "Toast of a Nation" competition, with the winner awarded a $10,000 cash prize and the top 10 to feature on a Limited Edition Vegemite jar.

"Getting that money and the recognition would mean it keeps us on the road a little bit longer," Tex said.

"I self fund the charity work Tex and I do and have a business to run too."

To vote for Tex and Bundy in the Toast of a Nation People's Choice, go to www.vegemite.com.au.

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