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Bob’s walk makes big difference for sick kids


The 6th annual Bob ‘Tug’ Wilson’s Walk for Kids with Cancer is officially over for another year and we are excited to say that it is on track to be the most successful year yet!

More than 800 people took part in the 26km coastal walk from Circular Quay to Manly last Sunday (26 March) to help raise funds for the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Ambassador, 15-year-old Phoebe, who has undergone cancer treatment and just learnt to walk again, led the walk in the early hours of the morning, inspirationally completing her 5km goal before continuing to Manly to cheer on the other walkers as they arrived.

While there were certainly some sore and tired legs afterwards, the efforts of the walkers raised a staggering $380,000 and that figure is still climbing. These funds will enable to Hospital to continue providing expert care, treatment and support for children with cancer and conducting vital research to one day, find a cure.

Congratulations to everyone who completed the walk but particularly to team ‘In Memory of Brooke’, who have raised over $54,000 to date.

We have a range of sponsors who we’d like to thank for helping to make the event so successful. Thank you to event sponsor; Braford Industries, event partner; Novotel Manly Pacific, to product sponsors; Manly Pizza & Wine, Sydney Markets, Blue Dinosaur, Go Natural Australia, Fitness First Australia, Majans Bhuja Snacks, Jetts Australia, Hands On Health Care Clinic, Coates Hire and Manly Fast Ferry and a special thanks also to Manly Chamber of Commerce.

We'd further like to thank 1300 FIRST AID for coming all the way from Canberra to volunteer providing first aid treatments for our walkers and to all our volunteers for cheering on, directing and helping our walkers along the way.

Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who sponsored a walker or donated to the event, your support has made the biggest difference to sick kids.

There is still time to donate. If you’d like to show your support, make a donation today.


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