Shine Like Charli

Sun Up Challenge 2021

Support our Sun Up Challenge for children with cancer.

Our daughter Charli was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May 2020 aged just 9, and the last 15 months have been incredibly tough.Charli has endured almost a year of intensive chemotherapy with serious side effects that have put her in a wheelchair as well as being hospitalised more times that we care to remember.


She still has another 9 months of treatment to go as well as coming to terms with all that has happened to her since the fateful day we learned she had cancer. 


It's been a long and arduous journey that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, and yet every time we're in hospital we meet the most amazing children and their beautiful families who are having to fight this cruel disease... it's not fair and there is still so much more work to be done to find a cure for Leukemia and childhood cancer.


Thankfully we have had the support of RedKite since Charli was diagnosed, and are incredibly grateful for the financial and emotional support they have given us from the very first week she was hospitalised.


Childhood cancer places an enormous toll on ALL members of a family, and the services RedKite provide go a long way in helping families like ours get through the gruelling marathon ahead of them.  


When a family is told their child has cancer, what they hear is “your child might die”. Every day in Australia, three families hear those words. Not every child will die, but every family who faces childhood cancer is changed forever. Cancer puts families under enormous pressure. It can feel like it’s impossible to hold it together.


That’s why we’re setting our alarms to join Redkite for the Sun Up Challenge – to help provide emotional and practical support to families  like ours facing childhood cancer.


We’ll be taking action by running, walking and rolling every day in September, to raise money that will help families pay the bills, access emotional support, and more. From day one in hospital and for as long as it takes, your support ensures that families don’t have to face their child's cancer diagnosis alone.


Your generosity will make sure that Redkite can provide even more families like ours - facing childhood cancer - practical and emotional support and care.

Please sponsor us if you can and if you would like to get involved us in this challenge (and do something super positive in lockdown!) please join the 'Shine Like Charli' team and help us make a positive impact in the world of childhood cancer.


Thank you so much for your support,

Faye, Will, Charli & Chloe

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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Amanda Tucker

Charli , you and your family inspire me every day (and bring many tears to my eyes too). You and I have never met, but I think you are absolutely incredible and your strength is one of a kind. Please always know we all think you are AMAZING!! I hope this donation will help you, your family, and others too. You and will always be in my heart - thank you for your amazing fundraising. We love you! xx

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Bostock Pools & Spas

$500

William Wood

I read the posts, I think alot about you, and I admire you. Charli, you're an inspiration, the whole bloody family is. We are in awe of the courage you show. Never give up.

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Anonymous

$500

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Debbie Does Home Loans

Well done Batesy! The world needs more Batesy’s xxx

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June Dunne

$209

Grease And Oil Auto

$209

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Chasing Case

Such legends! Have been watching your sun up challenge each day. We’ll done x

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Tara Ridley

You are amazing. Keep strong 💪

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Maddie & Simon ?

Stay strong Charli & The Gerry Gang, you’ve got this. Always thinking of you guys xxx

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The Broms

What a brave and beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️

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Jess Tsang

Go go Gerrey Gang! ❤️👏🏼

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Cocramè By Cobi

$157

Liam Mccauley

$141

Nathan Antoun

Hey Faye, We worked together some time ago. Not sure you would even remember me, but I do have you on Facebook, and I have see Charli’s stories your posting for some time now. Always wanted to contribute something for the little munchkin as a sign of her (and your) strength. Just didn’t know how, till now :-)

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Bec

Such a wonderful thing you are doing Jules. X

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Rebecca

Best of luck xo

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Teamfitz

Thanks for inspiring us all Charlie

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Tiana & Ben

Great Work Alex xxx

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Martina Cignarella

Great cause Alex , good on you 👏🏻👏🏻 Let me know if you need a walking & talking buddy ! 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏼Cheers , Martina & Chez xxx

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Mariah Foley

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Coal Coast Plastering

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Little And Loud Child Care

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Pen&cliff Winter

You are all doing brilliantly lots of love straight from our Hearts ♥️

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Alexandra Blake

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Sally Chatfield

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Theresa Meury

Go Julie!! 💛

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Jen Mccormack

Wishing you all the best on your journey and we think you are all amazing.

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Joanne Stumbles

Go Stella, love your kind and generous nature always helping others 💕

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Paulette

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Cherie

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Missy

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Taylor Made Outcomes

A donation to motivate you throughout the month ahead

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Sam Winch

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Greg Bates

Good luck on achieving your goal

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Gtk

Get stuck in love

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The Rowes

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Fernwood Woonona

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Tony Prosaroski

Great effort family and a great cause.

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Beth N Tris

Go the Gerrey Gang! Xx

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Andrew W

I will dedicate my September Steps to you all 😁

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Faye Hollands

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Nigel Moore

You guys & gals are one heck of and inspiring family 🤓🧡

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Nikki Burcher

Love you guys so much! xxx

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Tonya And Paula

Charli you are a bloody tough and awesome warrior , and your family are amazing too.

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Mum ?

Proud of you Avalon 🚶🏻‍♀️🥰

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Jules Falls

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Anonymous

Keep up the great work guys!

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Pete Walker

Go for it Sammy

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Rita

$99

Anonymous

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Rod & Eileen

Go gorgeous Avalon! xxx

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Hayley Walker

Go Gerry Family! I’ll be walking / running / shuffling each day 🤩

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Rebecca Richards

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Urbenville Public School

Good luck on achieving your goal from the students at Urbenville Public School ❤️

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Liz

Go you hot thangs go

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Debbie

You’ve got this girl 😊

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Leigh Madelyn Johnston

Good luck Gerrey Gang xx

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Hans & Jenny Van Loo

Proud of you our lovely Avalon xx

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Nikki Mccarthy Hicks

Steps in the back yard is a huge effort as is seeing the sunrise every morning! My girlfriend is doing this too as her daughter has had Leukemia. Great cause x

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Lauren Sinsich

Go Team Gerrey!!!

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Rebecca Gibson

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Rebecca Chesher

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Ayesha Smith

So much love to Charli & the Gerrey Gang! Ayesha & the Smith Family

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Jo Ackerley

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Tegan O’brien

Way to go Bec!!

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Mark Dawson

Go Charli & the Gerrey Gang!

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Ngaire Wallace

What a wonderful commitment by you and your team for such a worthy cause. This makes me feel grateful for the good in the world :)

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Jodi Sellick

You are inspirational Kim. Go girl :)

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Brigitte

By your side Mel. You can do this 💜

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Harlan

Go back to bed. Too early

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Val Colley

Go girl!

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Shazzie B

So proud of you Stella...

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Steve Cloutman

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Maria Stella Stead

Doing this for all the families especially Charli xx

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Jackie Mcrae

Team work makes the dream work! Congrats on taking part in such an important cause.

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Vera Waddell

Keep that beautiful bright light shining in your heart ❤️ always…

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Sherrie

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I Am Aromatics

Wishing you joy, happiness & plenty of sunshine ☀️ 💛🙏

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The Duffy’s

Behind team Gerrey all the way 🙌💕You go Gerrey’s! Love the Duffy’s

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Miriam

Love you guys so much x

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Les Colley

Great cause Mel, good luck.

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Kelly Short

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Cathryn Mora

You are all incredible and dealing with this horrible disease with such strength and grace. Sending healing and wellness vibes to beautiful Charli. Xxx (F**k cancer)

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Leah Owen

Great work team!

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Laura Sheridan

Here’s to some beautiful days to walk,roll and breathe, in these tough times and all for a great cause. Big hugs to you all and especially Charli ❤️

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Michelle Bates

Good luck and so proud of you!!

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Dee

You guys are amazing! Love from the Chambers crew. Xx

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Trina

You my friends are a star ⭐️

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Philippa Porter

Friends of Miriam in the UK - good luck!

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Shelley Hawke

You guys rock! A bottle of wine for your birthday 🥳

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Susan Surreau

Go girl!

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Marie Miller

You are amazing girl

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Marie Miller

Amazing job Paige x

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The Hepburn Dooley’s

Love you guys xx

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Adem Asani

Friend of dools

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Roanna Whittle

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Diana Ioppolo

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Gabriela Shalala

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Stella Fitz

Go Parkinson’s! ❤️ Stella, Zach & Flynn

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Lisa Greedy

Well done Alex 👏

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Sarah Bruce

Charlie and Faye, you both inspire me to live life to the fullest and not take life foregranted! XXOO

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Janine Cullen

Great cause Alex xx

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Amber Morrisey

Well done Alex. The sun shines brighter with awesome people like you in the world x

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The Jowett Fam Bam

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Trish & Dave

Great work Mel, Emily & Lexie Dave & Trish

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M, J, M & W Fitzgibbon

Awesome job 🙌

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Wendy Doran

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Nygarie Bilsborough

Support for Charli and The Gerry Gang. Best of luck ❤

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Clare Lajovic

Go Sarah! Such an amazing cause.

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Luciana Rossi

Wonderful work Alex xx

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Mirella Mcgrechan

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Anonymous

great walking for a awesome cause. Go Parkinson's

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Jackie Wickham

Well done Cathy and what a worthy cause Xx

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Edwina Smith

Good on the Gibson Gals doing another year of fundraising!

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Robert Granturco

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Above And Beyond Early Childhood Consulting Stella Stead

Go Stella!

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Lyndall Guinery-smith

Go Karen!

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Charli, Grace And Carter

Your a gem Avalon! Well done 💜

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Belinda Kotevski

You are an inspiration Charli! Keep fighting hard!!

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Kerry Petrovski

Stel you are amazing 🙏♥️

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Kindon Family

Right behind you all the way, GO Charli & the Gerrey family! ❤ the Kindons

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Sandie Tolerton

Well done Alex

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Kerry Haig

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Colleen Wheeler

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Kryshla

Well done Charli and Faye. Your strength and courage is truly inspirational. Sending you virtual hugs and health xo

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Lynda

Well done Avalon - keep walking xx

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Mrs Jessica Rahme

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Teamfitz

Bonus $1 for $1 yewww thanks for inspiring us Charli #sunupchallenge

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Kimmy Espie

We are behind you every step of the way team Gerrey 💪Love the Espies. Xxxx 🌟🌟🌟

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Paige Allen

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Amanda Mccormick

Amazing effort Jules xx

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Sarah Marriott

Enjoy your walking ladies. For a great cause x.

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Edwina Smith

Good on you Bec and Shine Like Charli Team!

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Golden Child

Good effort kiddo, you're a good egg

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Jess Ruscica

An amazing cause <3

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Shannon Plumb

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Kim

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Melinda Tucker

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Joe

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Chesher Cats

Great Job! Love Mum and Dad.

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John And Claire Woods

Go Team Gerrey, we are always behind you! Love All the Woods xx

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Millie And Xavier Harris

Big love to beautiful Charli and her incredible family ❤

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Clare Jansen

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Lisa Bates

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Julie Parkinson

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Tracey Fish

You go girl!! 🤗

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Janette Mcrae

Great going Kim Love your diligence and thoughtfulness

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Jamie Colley

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Bianca Cahill

good work Lisa x

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Maria Stella Stead

Well done Zia Love Malekai and Elijah

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Linda Simpson

Well done Avalon 👏👏👏

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Nicole Castrissios

You guys are legends, have fun xx

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Pretty Eclectic

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Amy Shaw

Well done girls, doing an amazing job! xox

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Jenny Malesevic

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Pete

Love ya work SKJy!!

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Julia Stirling

You are one of the strongest and bravest families I know. Thanks for sharing your journey and raising awareness ❤️

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Lisa-marie Brown

You are the bravest and most inspirational family I know. I can't imagine how tough the journey has been but your fight and spirit is amazing. Xx

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Laila Parkin

You are an inspiration to us all with a heart of gold. You are selfless and always thinking of others. Thank you for being you.

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Kay Walker

Well done Naomi

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Mitch & Steph Rowland

Go Av!

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Aunty Kel & Uncle Dan Favelle

Good luck Avalon. What a great cause xx

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Sangeeta Mulchandani

Great cause Cathy, all the best.

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Your Wishes Funeral Advocacy

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Jaye

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Greg Birch

Awesome work mate 👏

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Anonymous

You smashed it mate! Well done 🥰

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Sarah Cullen

Go Lisa! Proud of you!

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Kristie West

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Alicia O'connor

What a wonderful cause you're supporting. Good on you all for doing this!

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Anonymous

Go Parkinson Family

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Clayton Family

Well done to the amazing Parkinson’s!

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Julie

Good luck Lisa

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Cohen & Lincoln Van Loo

Amazing job Avalon. We are so proud of you. Love from Cohen and Linc ❤️

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Rachel Smith

YOU GO GIRL!!!!

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Daminato Family

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Lauren Lockyer

You girls are nailing this challenge!

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The Miller’s

Go Al - you can do it!

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Judy Lindeman

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Janet Shaw

With you Al.

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Jo Reed

Stay strong sweetie x

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Chloe & Sophie Windisch

Goooo miss Paige!!!!!!

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Michelle Austin

Legend!! Good work.. xx

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Lynda

Good on you, Sarah!

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Tide Hairdressing

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The Stepos

You are going to smash this! Well done Alex.

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Diana Deaves

Great job Stella. Good luck.

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Tatiana Isaacs

Good luck with the challenge Sam. I work at Redkite and heard about you from our incredible Faye! Thank you so much for your support.

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Naomi Bruce

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Kayie Markwick

Get it girl!

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Jodi

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Joanne Dellit

$30

Nicoletta Cardamone

$26

Naomi Foxall

wonderful work Jules!

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Sue Mathieson

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L Wagstaff

x

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Falla Family

Go Go Go Gerrey Gang! Loving the photos everyday, and a special mention to a bike video 😉 We love and miss you all so much!

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Bec Dickson

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Billy, Beau & Summer Bourke

💙💛💙

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Tiana N Sienna

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Anonymous

Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause. Redkite has supported my grandson Nate and his family after a leukaemia diagnosis.

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Cassy Ffrench

Great work Alex x

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Susan Treanor

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Jasmine Timpano

Good on you Paige! Great cause x

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Lisa

You have got this , you are going amazing every step of the way. X

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Jasmine Timpano

Good job Stel! Great cause x

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Kaylee

Good on you Sam. This touched my heart also xx

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Jenny Costanzo

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Uncle Casey

We’ll done Avalon you are a 🌟 I’m very proud of you 🤗

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Tracey Fredericks

I love you and everything you represent Thank you for always being a guiding light in our community

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Zondrae Hodges

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P.saywell

Go Charli and team

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Renae Magdas

Good on you Lisa 🧡

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Donna & Shane Bennett

Way to go Jules! From your mates @ 17!

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Ian & Annmarie Thomson

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The Donnelly’s

Happy walking!

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Nathan Bates

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Karen Quinton

Following your journey to wellness and supporting where I can. And also Jodes, well done babe xx

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Hayley

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Rhys And Phoebe Maher

Awesome work!!!!!

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Kelly Opperman

Good on you Jules. Wonderful cause x

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Nessy

What a wonderful cause, good luck 💕

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Brooke

Great cause! You go guys 🎉

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Katrina Bugg

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Tina Jones

Wonderful guys xx all the best with it!

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Pilar Uzabeaga

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Sarah Lisle

Amazing Alex!

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Yvette Cann

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Marian Smith

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Candice Martin

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Kristie West

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Shayla Szakacs

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Candi Hart

Go Stella!!

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Ari Colley

Nice work Aunty Mel.

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Rae Johnson

Luv your passion for helping others xx

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Ann Kynezos

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Cameron Steele

Great work team Fitz

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Kirsten Bissett

Go team Shine Like Charli, wishing you all the very best!

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Melissa

Go Stel! In total awe of all you do for others. 🙌🏽

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Michelle W

You are nearly there!

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Tehla

Good luck Al!!

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Jane Ferguson

Awesome cause! Well done 👍

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Anonymous

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Natasha Stead

Well done Bella. Such a great cause.

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Barnes Family

Love the Barnes’

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Gina O'brien

Good luck Lady! Great cause to get behind...

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Nicholas Abbs

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Claudia Lopez

Your all an inspiration. ♥️

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Lynn Ingate

Well done Stella

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Samantha Hornby

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Josh Brooks

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Kelley Wacher

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Alicia Hepper

Awesome work for an awesome cause

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Julie Bale

Good Luck

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Tash

Such a wonderful cause x

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Reece Powell

Awesome job everyone!

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Mona Newdick

❤️

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Leena

Go Jules!

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Jodie

Well done Kim, Keep Charli Shining 💛🌻🤗

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Evan's Family

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Anonymous

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Tim Fisher

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Tim Fisher

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Nick Rose

Get stepping mate! X

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Siobhan

You rock!!!!!!! Love you xx

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Evan Stray

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Jackie

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Alison Jenkins

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Michel Fletcher

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Kazzy

Go Nomes! 🥇

$20

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Adam De Clouett

$20

Kim Walker

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Tabitha Murray

This is an awesome thing to do Paige. Best of luck ❤️ - Tabi

$15

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Karyn Larney

You guys are nothing short of amazing and if support from friends and family alone could heal Charli, she’d be healthy in no time at all! We are all backing her!! ❤️❤️

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Katherine Heyman

Go Team Bowyers x

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Allira

A beautiful way to support the family

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Kirrilly Ford

Kim you did a great job this month for a great cause.

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Kirrilly Ford

Great job this month Lisa

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Nina Rose

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Kellie Paterson Paterson

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Anonymous

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Ian Wallace

You got this Charli. x

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Olivia Hira

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Rachel Badham

Nice walking Jules!!

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Sofia Tsalidis

So proud of you Paige, awesome cause xx

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Davey Jai Droplet

Give kids a chance! (Friend of KW)

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Rachael Griffin

Great effort from you and many of your members of Soul Fit.

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Rachael - First National Real Estate Griffin

You are amazing Kim keep up the great work.

$10

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Nicole Almeida

$10

Anonymous

Go girl xx

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Nicola Tsalidis

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Anne Faughlin