Dynamic duo, Hayden Walsh and Karen O’Sullivan who recently launched their book ‘If I can, you can’, are teaming up once again for a special project and asking the community to participate in the Mount Macedon Realty: Wooling Hill Run 2022 this October to raise funds for Kyneton Health’s Palliative Care in the Home program.
Passionate Collingwood FC supporter Hayden has inspired many throughout his life and he hopes to connect with many more people by sharing his story of living life to it’s fullest with cerebal palsy in ‘If I can, you can’, written by Karen O’Sullivan with the forward by AFL legend Nathan Buckley. He has overcome many challenges and hurdles and he’s now throwing out a challenge to Macedon Ranges residents to get behind this important community fundraiser.
Hayden and Karen, who are both much-loved members of the Kyneton community, are putting the call out to their family, friends and neighbours to get behind this cause by participating or donating to help their local health service provide end of life care in people’s home. They’ve signed up and have committed to walk the beautiful 1.2km, all-abilities course that can be walked, run or wheeled as many times as participants chose until 30 October 2022. If you can’t join them then please support them by making a donation via their CrowdRaiser: www.givenow.com.au/cr/haydenandkaren
Event hosts Troy and Liddy Upfield from Wooling Hill Memorial Estate, and major sponsor Lisa Fowler from Mount Macedon Realty, are aiming to raise $60k to purchase a brand new van to transport essential equipment, including electrical hospital beds and air mattresses, wheelchairs, and other mobility aids to and from clients’ homes to enable specialist community nursing staff to provide the best end-of-life care and support in the home for clients and their carers across the Macedon Ranges Shire.
Disability advocate Hayden said, “I want to inspire people of all abilities to sign up for the Mount Macedon Realty: Wooling Hill Run 2022. Karen and I would like you to join us on Sunday 30 October to walk a lap of the course on the final day. Let’s get together and raise some money!”
Author and journalist Karen said, “Hayden continues to inspire me and many others with his passion for life and the wellbeing of others. As a member of the Central Highlands Rural Health Board of Directors, I know first-hand how important it is for the community to support their local health care service.”
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Mount Macedon Realty: Wooling Hill Run 2022 is open for participants to sign up any time through until Sunday 30 October at the scenic Wooling Hill Memorial Estate, New Gisborne.
Individual and team entries are welcome.
Simply go online and follow the steps to sponsor or participate: https://woolinghillestate.com.au/charity-run/ Participants are asked to either make a donation or create their own ‘CrowdRaiser’ then seek donations from friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.
The grounds are open between 8am and 6pm each day until 12:30pm on Sunday, 30 October.
Trophies for the fastest lap, most laps, and most funds raised will be presented at 1:30pm on Sunday, 30 October.
Individuals, families, businesses, teams and community groups are encouraged to sign up and start fundraising for this special cause via https://woolinghillestate.com.au/charity-run/ or contact Kathryn Kosloff, Fundraising Manager, via email@example.com or (03) 5321 6555 for more information.
NB: The event will follow current COVID-19 restrictions and is not a mass participation event.