Cover Photo

Jim Walks to Westmead

Supporting Brainchild Foundation

Brainchild Foundation

Brainchild Foundation "Reaching for our Stars" Appeal

On the 1st of August I am beginning a 7 day  125km solo walk to Westmead Children's Hospital from our home in North Avoca, raising money for The Brainchild Foundation. This will be the second most difficult trip I have ever made between these two places. 

Follow me while I get prepared, and update you along the way https://www.instagram.com/jim_walks/

Why am I doing this? 

In September 2019 our world was turned upside down. Our daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor 2 weeks before her 6th birthday. We were fortunate to have a very positive outcome, with the tumor (a pilocytic astrocytoma) being completely removed and no chemotherapy or radiation needed.

During our time at the hospital we became acutely aware of the different outcomes being experienced by families going through a similar journey, and of the support network required to help these children and their families through the most challenging time of their lives.

With this experience in mind I wanted to find a way to give back, help in supporting other families, and improving outcomes for children with brain and spinal cord tumors.

Please help me by giving genorously, and by sharing this fundraiser far and wide. From experience I can tell you that there are few causes as worthy of our support.

Love to you all, and thank you for your help. 

Help to reach the goal of $10,000

$3,770 raised

Donations Received

Logo Photo Belinda Cowell
Nice one Jim!
$103
Logo Photo Adam Bushell
Good luck mate!
$51
Logo Photo Jordan Cavaliere
$51
Logo Photo David Montgomery
$51
Logo Photo Sarah Rogers
$51
Logo Photo Barbara Montgomery
$51
Logo Photo Rachel Valleau
$30
Logo Photo Janice Bamford
$20
Logo Photo Peter Skinner
Great cause.... Good luck
$309
Logo Photo Bronwyn Batten
$10
Logo Photo Christine Daley
$103
Logo Photo Gerard Daley
$51
Logo Photo Krystal Webb
$103
Logo Photo The Atkins
$30
Logo Photo Marg Parris
$30
Logo Photo Kate Fairley
$30
Logo Photo Colin Webb
Well done and good luck
$103
Logo Photo Selvia JEMALI
Great plan. Best of luck from Sylvie, Dad, Sami & Aidin
$1,032
Logo Photo Alex Chau
$103
Logo Photo Rick McCarthy
Great work Jim. You'll be fit as a fiddle after this.
$20

Learn more