For years, Jason Quilligan put 90-hour working weeks into his labour of love - his trucks.
Raised in a family involved in the haulage business, Mr Quilligan moved to Perth from Sydney at 18 to manage a truck yard and started his own company at 27.
His company JNK Express now employs 35 people and owns 25 trucks, transporting construction, mining and oil and gas equipment and other heavy goods to the Pilbara and interstate. He's still only 35.
But he decided something was missing from his life and a personal development course last year turned out to be life-changing.
His attention was caught by a charity helping orphans in Battambang, Cambodia.
Last month, Mr Quilligan visited the orphanage - which WA teacher Linda Roney helped build in 2010 - and agreed to underwrite the $50,000 required to build a new home to house 30 more children. "It was a very humbling experience," he said of his nine-day trip.
Mr Quilligan talks of landmine victims and children as young as seven and eight carrying babies on the Cambodian streets, begging for food.
"The rich are driving around in brand new Range Rovers while kids on the streets are living on cockroaches and crickets," he said.
Cambodia has an estimated 675,000 orphans, though that figure includes children whose parents are still alive but are too poor to care for them.
"We're just very lucky to be in (Australia) and have every opportunity," he said. "I've got three kids and I want every child to have the most brilliant life they can."
Mr Quilligan is helping organise a fundraiser party late next month. He said Ruby Rose was one of several celebrities booked and hoped the Winter Wonderland event would raise up to $150,000.Mr Quilligan said the personal development course made him shift his goals.
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