CHESNEY - the means by which the Leap of Faith Tour - On A Wing & A Prayer .... takes place
At present Gwynna is currently working upon 'Chesney' the caravan purchased at the end of 2016 making it fit for purpose to travel around each province of Aotearoa allowing small public meetings to be held 'on the porch' to introduce Anam Cara Care Centre Reverie Harp Heart & Soul Healing.
To enable this necessary work i.e. attaining 'self containment certification'; electrical warrant; 12v solar power system etc. as well as other necessary changes the $'s have to be earned as well and gratefully TRANZIT have provided as much work as Gwynna is able to accept when back in the Naki.
It is however likely a 'givealittle' page will be established soon as the cost is greater than the earnings capable. To date there has been no financial assistance for the community service provided by ACCC.
Sponsors for the following work will be sought: Each sponsors name will be displayed upon the 'all over' artwork to cover Chesney in thanks for their generosity.
1) extention of drawbar - it is hidiously short !
2) funds for three canvas sides for 'porch' allowing small public meetings to take place no matter the time of day / night or the weather.
3) creation of 'rear end' signage
4) funds to have Chesney repainted externally with artwork by Dean Lawrence, airbrush artist extraordinaire - this will be the 'point of interest' for each town to print a story of why this Leap of Faith Tour is taking place.
5) solar 12v convertion - at present only set up on mains power
6) purchase of '3-way' fridge and small gas oven / hob
7) funds for two leadlight windows allowing light but keeping privacy
8) funds to purchase a 'little cracker' (small) fireplace to keep Chesney warm as toast at all times.
Chesney is a 1985 'full width' Australian caravan with a more recently rebuilt solid chassis on tandem wheels.
Chesney tows like a dream.
Chesney is absolutely perfect for ACCC Leap of Faith Tour as it has a separate bedroom end (which can be closed off) a roomy kitchen / dining and of course the 'porch' which the double doors open out onto which will allow introduction of ACCC Reverie Harp without the difficulty and exorbitant costs of hiring venues etc. as has been necessary to date.
The 'back end' of Chesney opens up into a decent porch area. The first work completed was rebuilding the back doors which were flimsy, not weather tight and very insecure.
On first journey away these flimsy doors were held together with duct tape during a weather event !
Eventually there will be two little leadlight windows in the top of stable doors (above).
The next work is replacing the old floor ply covering the new ply with butynol to keep it water tight.