I think local communities need as much support as they can get. They are so important to our country and our spirit in Australia and we need to help out wherever we can. There is no scarier a time than when you are in hospital with a sick child. I often think when I am sitting there with Evie or Ollie having non-life threatening issues that it must be incredibly hard on those parents and families who are in hospital day in and day out with no certainty about the future. It breaks my heart to see any child sick.
Run Newcastle is back and I’m excited to be involved again this year. I’m so proud to call Newcastle my home and that’s why I love this event, it’s all about giving back to your community and gives everyone the opportunity help Newcastle kids in need. I’m also very passionate about living a healthy and fit lifestyle, so that is why I’m urging the whole Newcastle community to come together and run, walk or roll with me on Sunday 7th August.
I grew up around the corner from John Hunter Children’s Hospital and I look forward to getting back to support and unite fellow Novocastrians to run for our kids in need. Going through any medical treatment for a kid and a family can be a stressful experience. I’m hoping that we can make this experience as easy as possible by providing the best facilities and equipment needed and making the experience a comfortable one for the kids and families. I’m excited to be back on board as an ambassador this year and looking forward to joining as many people as possible on Sunday 7th August, as we have fun doing something great for Newcastle!