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8 Marathons in 8 Days

Adam starts his 8 Marathons in 8 Consecutive Days across ALL 8 States and Territories in Australia in honour of Grandma this Sunday.

MY STORY

On 12th February 2013, heaven gained another Angel who was a Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma.
June Reay was my Grandma, a beautiful, kind hearted woman who fought breast cancer for four years. Through 4 chemo and radiation treatments she never gave up and was always the keystone of our family.
Grandma always said health and family were the most important things in the world. Without them, what do we have?
I have always remembered this and I have implemented this for my entire life. I want to show Grandma that I still carry her in my heart. All the lessons and love that she gave us I want to pass on to others.
I am running 8 Marathons in 8 Days across Australia. I want to inspire those around me to get involved to take care of their health and raising money for Breast Cancer.
For those that know me, you are quite aware that I live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. This is what I am passionate about and what I live to do. I love helping people achieve amazing things. Things they never thought were possible.

You can definitely say that Grandma June Reay played a huge part in leading me to where I am today. So this one is for you Grandma. I will conquer this 8 Marathon journey for you and for everyone else out there who is fighting for their life and for those who want to live a healthier life!

Marathon Run Dates will be as followed

Brisbane - Sunday 11th September
Darwin - Monday 12th September
Perth - Tuesday 13th September
Adelaide - Wednesday 14th September
Hobart - Thursday 15th September
Melbourne - Friday 16th September
Canberra - Saturday 17th September
Sydney - Sunday 18th September (Blackmores Marathon 3 hour 30 minute pacer)


Website: everydayhero

**UPDATED** TC Trekkers - Relay for Life Trivia Night Fundraiser

Help us raise money for Relay for Life - Cancer Council.
Wednesday 16th September
$10 per table - Includes food.

Relay for Life Trivia Fundraiser

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Mountain to Mountain Challenge

Mountain to Mountain Challenge

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WE MADE IT! - EIGHT ILLAWARRA CLUBS MAKE FINALS OF CLUBS & COMMUNITY AWARDS

Clubs and Community Awards Finalist

Eight Illawarra clubs have a nervous wait ahead of them to see if they will be crowned winners at this year’s Clubs & Community Awards.


The Awards recognise the immense contribution NSW clubs make to their local area and to the state in general across a range of key categories.

The eight Illawarra clubs are nominated in the following categories; Arts and Culture, Environment, Heart of the Community, Youth, and Sport.

ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said that this year’s Awards had a record number of entries making the competition tougher than ever.

“The Clubs & Community Awards is the night of nights for the not-for-profit club industry and gives us the opportunity to recognise those clubs that are going above and beyond for their communities,” he said.

“You just have to look at the finalist clubs from Illawarra to see what a critical role they play in the community.

“I would like to wish the eight Illawarra club finalists all the best and congratulate them on their innovative, exciting and effective programs that make such a difference to people across the local area.”

The Bomaderry RSL Club has been nominated in the Heart of the Community category for their work with the Bomaderry RSL Charity trust. Last year, the Bomaderry RSL Charity Trust donated a whopping $68,700 to 19 worthy recipients. Some of the recipients included Shoalhaven Nowra Auxiliary, scout groups and a special needs school.

AGA Club Germania is a finalist in a brand new category, Arts and Culture, for their support of Oktoberfest and providing a club that meets the needs of the German community. The Club is predominately run by volunteers and while it continues to support the entire community, Club Germania plays a special role in supporting people of German heritage in the Illawarra.

Dapto Leagues Club is a finalist for the role they play in promoting environmental sustainability. The Club is a leader in sustainable best practice and has a Green Team at the Club looking at new and innovative ways to reduce its environmental footprint. For example, they discovered that only 3 per cent of polyethylene plastic is recycled, so the Club began to collect plastic bags and wrap, bag them separately and take them to a specialised recycling plant and now staff even bring their own plastic bags in from home to take advantage of the program!

Russell Vale Golf Club has been nominated in the Heart of the Community category for their support for the local community. Over the last year, the club donated over $15,000 to charities including Motor Neurone, MS, Cancer Carers and the Salvation Army.

Wollongong Tennis Club is a finalist for their commitment to local sport. The club modified two underutilised courts into hotshot courts. These courts not only increase participation amongst younger players, they also enable people with disabilities to enjoy the game.

Ensuring everyone has the same opportunity to participate in sport is the reason why the Shellharbour Club is a finalist in the Sport category. The Club donated $7000 to Illawarra’s Special Olympics team which was used to buy uniforms and fly 14 team members to Melbourne to participate in the National Games. The team returned home with a whopping 23 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 10 bronze and the community couldn’t be any prouder.

Wests Illawarra has been nominated for their support of young people in the local community. For the last 15 years, the club has hosted the Illawarra Youth Achievement Awards to recognise inspirational youth. Last year’s awards saw 100 applicants and each category winner took home $1,500 to assist them in their endeavors. Last year’s winner of the Special Achievement Principal’s Nominee Award winner was Stephanie Pinilla who is balancing her HSC studies while being the full-time carer of her mother who suffers from MS. Awards like these help students like Stephanie achieve their dreams.

Woonona Bowling and Recreation Centre’s commitment to the community has been strong since they were founded in 1892 and it is this commitment that makes them a finalist in the Heart of the Community category. The Club provides particular support for local schools and people with disabilities.

Corrimal RSL Memorial Club nominated the Woonona-Bulli Junior Rugby League Club President Troy Jones and Brenton Ashford-Potter for Heart of the Community Award for their work with the local football team.

The Awards will be judged by an expert judging panel including Australian philanthropist and actress Paula Duncan AM, former Minister for Gaming and Racing Kevin Greene, Centre for Volunteering Chairperson Valerie Hoogstad and former ClubsNSW Deputy CEO Wayne Krelle.

The Illawarra club finalists will find out if they are winners in their category at the official awards ceremony on 8 May at the Awards night at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park.

List of Illawarra club finalists:
Woonona Bowling and Recreation Club – nominated in the Heart of the Community category
AGA Club Germania – nominated in the Arts & Culture category
Bomaderry RSL Club – nominated in the Heart of the Community category
Russell Vale Golf Club – nominated in the Heart of the Community category
The Shellharbour Club – nominated in the Sport category
Wests Illawarra – nominated in the Sport and Youth categories
Dapto Leagues Club – nominated in the Environment category
Wollongong Tennis Club – nominated in the Sport category

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