Fiti50

Team FiTi50

FiTi50 was formed in 2017 by Kathy Bunce with the support of Victor Hugo. 

In July 2017 Kathy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Sarcoma – a rare form of blood cancer. As motivation to get through her grueling chemotherapy treatment and to maintain focus on healing, Kathy formed Team Fiti50 with the aspirational goal of being able to ride in the event herself. Whilst undergoing treatment, Kathy would cycle 5kms daily on the hospital ward exercise bike. Her positivity during this time was infectious and she rallied a small army of us to ride in and support team Fiti50. Unfortunately, Kathy didn’t make the ride and passed away in September of that year. The team became focused on doing the ride in memory of her and all the joy and love she brought to her family, friends and colleagues. FiTi50 went on to become the largest fund raiser for a Community Group, raising over $134,000.

Team FiTi50 has continued riding since 2017, captained by Victor Hugo, and we have raised over $250,000.   In September 2020, Victor was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.  Like Kathy, Victor focused on the ride to maintain strength and positivity during his treatment. He did ride some legs of the 2020 ride, as well as supporting the team the whole way; much of it dressed as a zebra ringing a cowbell.   Sadly, Victor passed away in December 2020.  

Victor was also instrumental in leading the team at Iluka when the ride first started back in 2012. 2021 would have been his tenth ride and it was his wish that we would have 50 riders in FiTi50 participating in the 10th Anniversary of the MACA200 Ride for Cancer. Once again, the team is focused on riding in his and Kathy’s memory to achieve that wish.

FiTi50 are a diverse community group of individuals from all disciplines and backgrounds. We all have our own personal stories of how cancer has touched our lives or the lives of people we love, and we share a common goal of raising funds to cure cancer. Something that makes FiTi50 special is the family feel and sense of belonging we engender as a small community team.    We welcome new members warmly into our community and support each other in whatever way we can during the year and during the ride.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has

                              Margaret Mead

Our Impact

So far this year we helped provide…

12,711

300 hours of medical research

hours of research

Thank you to our Sponsors

$5k

Iluka Resources

In memory of Victor, a highly respected and valued past leader of Iluka and Team Iluka Captain. Our thoughts are with Caitriona and their family.

$1.02k

Eleanor Hodgson

Dear Caitriona, so sorry to hear of the passing of Victor. I had the luck to work for him when I first moved to WA and as you would expect he was very welcoming and kind to me and included me in social activities outside of work. I have always greatly respected him and am very grateful for the opportunities he gave me. Best wishes xx

$522

Pedro Liberal

$522

Ian Beard

$515

Anonymous

Great effort Mike

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Fitzpatrick Business Systems

What a wonderful lady. Was a great work colleague to all in FBS over the years but an even better friend. Jackie will be missed greatly. Our condolences to Geoff, Alan and Al.

$515

Michael Anderson

$500

Anonymous

$500

Alice Henderson

$500

Lorraine Stephens

my contribution to your big effort

$313

Chris And Marian

Our hearts go out to you and the family at this sad time. Chris and Marian

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Robert Hudson

We are all richer for knowing Victor, and the world is poorer for losing him.

$313

Bill And Magdalen

May Victor’s kindness, wisdom and humility guide us all. Love to you and your children Caitriona from Bill and Magdalen

$313

Sarah And Dan

In memory of Victor. Our thoughts are with you and your family Cait and we send all our love.

$313

Christian

Through Caitriona and the kids you keep shining, Victor, your greatness, enthusiasm and humility live on to make a positive impact around you.

$261

Michael Mannion

Victor - always enjoyed that big smile and bright eyed grin ... Thoughts are with you Caitriona and family

$250

Lauren Anderson

So proud of you Bron, this is such a great cause!

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Nigel Court

$222

Margo Halbert

$220

Belinda Cionci

For your wonderful Dad... ride like the wind Ron!

$220

Margo Halbert

Victor will always be an inspiration to us all, I’ll be counting on him to give us energy as he rides in our hearts with us!

$220

Bruce Kilpatrick

Hi Caitriona, best of luck to you and your son for the ride, really inspiring. Kind regards, Bruce & Louise

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Base Resources Team

So sorry for your loss Caitriona. Victor was a brilliant work colleague and a great friend. Our thoughts are with you. Colin Bwye, Steve Hay and all the team at Base.

$220

Alison Morley

For Victor...

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Lily Macdonald

Thinking of you all. Jackie was a beautiful, engaging woman with a huge heart. 2 boys and 4 grand ladies and so many loved ones, she's left her mark. Remember the wonderful life she led and the impact she had on everyone she met. Love from the MacDonalds.

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Chris Norris

Go Brad Go!

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Wealthvisory

Good luck Jody!!

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S James Whitecross

Dear Caitriona, fantastic goals. We all miss Victor. James and girls, nyc

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Robert Porter

Caitriona. Victor was a fine person and will be much missed. My sympathy and best wishes to you and the family. Rob

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Kam Leung

Victor was very much one of the good guys. Wishing you the best.

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Tim Power

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Lisa Mcgrath

A wonderful person who had some much to give. Thoughts are with you Caitriona and family. xx

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Sherelle Thompson

In memory of Victor Always in our thoughts Caitriona and family. Xxx

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Paul And Suzie Tonich

Wishing you the best Ron 👍

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Shu Mei, Min And Family

Dr john will be very pride of you!!!

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Carolyn And Michael Morris

Dear Catriona, Mike and I wanted to express our deepest condolences on your loss. Victor was such a beautiful, kind and interesting person. Mike recalls fondly the conversations with Victor and I remember our river side BBQs full of laughs. Victors love for you was obvious to all that saw you together. We are far away but are thinking about you and want to support you in any way. Our deepest sympathies, Carolyn and Mike

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Katie Skender

Good Luck Clare on your first ride. You can do it for your Mum Lorraine, Kathy and Roni. Love Mum Katie

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Amy And Chris

Caitriona, you and kids are in our thoughts. In memory of Victor.

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Monique Burrows

$116

Jody Ward

$115

Steve Bunce

$114

Hanne Wearne

$114

Booktech Solutions

Thanks for doing this Jody x

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Monique Burrows

So very sorry to hear the awful news about Victor. Sending you lots of love Cait. Will be proud to ride next year with you and the team.

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Anne Clark

Looking forward to the High tea party

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Kate Buckley

To Al, Michelle, Geoff, Tarn & girls, our deepest sympathies to you. We only met Jackie a few times but she was a gorgeous lady, a pleasure to talk with & she was always smiling! Thinking of you all at this time xxx Rory, Katie & Caolán

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Paul Wallwork

Victor really was one of the good guys! Good luck for the ride Caitriona.

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Stephen Hay

Victor was one of the very best. Taken far too soon. He will remain in our thoughts. Steve and Justine Hay

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Paul Mcleod

In solidarity and deepest sympathy Caitriona. Thinking of you and your family.

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Adrianna Skok-muir

So sorry for your loss Cait, Victor was an amazing man.

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Rathy Brandes De Roos

So sorry for your loss, sending you my thoughts and deepest sympathies for this difficult time Caitriona.

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Frank Johannes

Hi Caitriona, Very sorry to hear about your partner and having lost my father to cancer in 2001 I will surely support your efforts. all the best. Frank

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Matt Drobel

I lost my Mum and sister 18 months ago and know how difficult such a loss is. I also know that those moving on want us to be happy. I have managed to do so over time. I know you and your children will do the same, as impossible as it may seem now. Wishing you a life with much happiness and many wonderful experiences to come.

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Annmarie Diamond

Good luck on the 2021 ride. Thinking of you and the family.

$114

Paul Hill

$114

Nova And Ninja

You have our full support Mum. Love Nova & Ninja xox

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Patricia & James Murphy

For a great cause. Well done lads. Rest in peace Jackie x

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Charleys Chocolate

Ride Pedro ride!

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Robert Hudson

Great job Pedro. In memory of Victor Hugo and Kathy Bunce.

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Marie Mc Kenna

Thinking of you all at this time. Jackie was a beautiful lady just like her mother. Best of luck with the cycle.

$114

Tanya Berthoud

$109

Caroline Boag

You got this!

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Sportsmax Agencies

Best wishes for the ride Clare!!

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Keith White

To Geoff, Alan and families, In loving memory of Jackie. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Best of luck with the cycle. Love Keith & Clara xx

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Shireen Dupreez

Victor was an outstanding person, sending you my deepest condolences Caitriona.

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Jenny Brockis

Happy riding Shireen for this great cause

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Gareth Finucane

So sorry to hear about your mum lads, our thoughts are with you. Good luck on the ride.

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Tessa

Amazing that you are doing it again Rachael!!!

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Rhonda Keitel

So proud of you Bro, I know Dad will be cheering you on xxx

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Katie Skender

Good Luck Son, Dad will be with you along the way. Love Mum

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Fiona, Andrew And Cade

Holding Victor in our hearts, now and always. He was a bright light in the world and we sorely miss him.

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Julie

x

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Julie

Thank you

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Kerryn Storm

Hello Patricia. I just wanted to say thank you so much for your dedication and care to cancer research. It is beautiful people like yourself that make so much possible. Just a little something towards meeting your goal. Lots of love Kerryn (friend of Audrey)

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Andy

$104

Fernando

Venga Pedroooo!!!

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Geoff Valentine

Go well Ron.

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Anel Joubert

So sorry for your loss Cait, Thoughts with you and the family during this difficult time.

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Tracy Ward

Ride long & hard girl...

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Nicola Kenny

Our deepest sympathy with all of you, Nicola, Ryan, Abie & Rian

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John Shaw

$104

Boon H

$104

Ian Forsyth

$104

Tony & Olga Tonich

$104

The Worthington Family

Love to all the Skender family

$104

Tony And Natalie Headley

Your Dad will be smiling from ear to ear watching you. Well done

$100

Elliot Taylor

$100

Elliot Taylor

$100

Friend Referral

$100

Kai's Family

Wish you all the best for your ride and great cause. On behalf of one of the littlest battlers who has won, Kai (5yo acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivor)

$100

Shad Harford

Dear Caitriona, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I knew Victor when he lived in Leederville and am lucky to be living in his old house, which my husband and I are grateful for every day. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Shad and David ❤️

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Margaret Bain

Good luck with your ride, a very worthy cause.

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Lauren Anderson

I know this means a lot to you Dad, love you and so proud of you!

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Max Roughley

It might seem a long way but it’s not! Dad

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Kellianne Meagher

In memory of Colin x Good luck with the ride and your fundraising Michael.

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Karen Jennings

In memory of an awesome Victor and supporrting you, his loving wife. With warmest wishes Karen Jennings

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Elite Human Capital

Great to have you on the Team, looking forward to riding with you.

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Ron Skender

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Shireen Dupreez

$57

Patricia Roux

$55

Charmaine Robins

Proud of you Clare Bear! Kath left an amazing legacy and im so proud you are my cousins xxx

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Lauren Gibson

My condolences to your butt after 200km!!! Smash it girl x

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Colette Cleary

Dear Geoff & Alan  -  I have worked with Jackie for over 20 year in FBS,  She was a great work Colleague and We had the best work nights out ever. I am blessed to have known her  -  Thinking off you all at this very sad time May Jackie rest in peace xx

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Carol Wallbank

Well done chick!

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Carol Wallbank

Well done Rachael!

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David Roughley

Fantastic cause Alie. As always you do your bit to rid society of this disease and we wish you every success and a soft bike seat!!! Good luck kid.

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Annabel Roughley

Good luck Auntie Alie!!

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Kelly Richmond

$55

Steve Mcmullan

Very proud of you Alie xxx enjoy!! Love J,S,T&S.

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Francine Colgan

Way to go Karen! Super proud of you xx

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Kathleen Gregson

All the best for a great ride!

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Anne Brady

All the best for the ride x

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Nigel Court

Wonderful cause, enjoy the ride!

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Martina Ryan

Deepest condolences Al and Geoff, sending lots of love, Martina and Barry x

$55

Deirdre O'grady

My deepest sympathies to Alan and Geoff on the passing of your lovely mother Jackie. We would meet up when I would go to Australia to see my boy's. Deirdre O'Grady Walnut drive Caherdavin Heights

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Kim Sawyer

Best wishes Karen.

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Kim Rigoll

Great cause Ronny. Good luck and hoping this helps the wind on your back

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Guy And Kari Loureiro

Sending love and remembering wonderful Vic.

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Alison Richmond

$55

Luke Collins

$55

Anonymous

I worked with Jackie many years ago in fbs, nothing but fond memories of a lovely lady, so sorry to hear of your sad loss. May she rest in peace.

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Julie & Matt

to Al, Geoff & families, Our deepest sympathies, Jackie will be so proud. Love Julie, Matt & family

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Karen Finucane Beglin

Best of luck and all my love boys from co. Clare . The world has lost an amazing and inspirational lady . X

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Christina Kummer

$55

Marta

Suerte y ánimo

$55

Sharon Robertson

Geoff & Alan, I have great memories of working with Jackie for over 20 years in FBS, she was a fabulous work colleague and friend and will be dearly missed by all of us. We had some wonderful years of friendship which I will treasure forever.

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The Stephenson Family

Much love to all the Skender family

$55

Andie And Lyn Tonich

In memory of Roni

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Diane Skender

So inspiring little bro, we have lost so many family and friends to cancer, Dad will be so proud of you and watching over you. Love You XXX

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Mary Daniels-neely

In memory of Roni

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Clare Skender

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Kate Ballard

$53

Kevin Fern

Missed the sausage sizzle.... busy in Onslow! Good luck

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M Williams

Wishing you the best Caitriona. Ride hard for Victor!

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Corina O’shea

Good Luck Ron In loving memory to your loved ones. Love and hugs to all your family 💙

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Chris & Sonia Rigoll

You are awesome Rampaging Ronny Skender Good luck champ

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Liza M

You are an inspiration. So proud of you xx

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Auntie Terri

Kathy would be so proud of you ❤️Clare Bear ! She will be with you all the way 🌟☀️🌈.You go Girl 🚴🏼‍♀️Love you lots xox

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Dion Fleay

Go get em big Ronnie 💪

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Jon Warne

Fantastic work Patricia. Good luck with the cycle and training! Important cause that impacts us all.

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Sue & Mick Ward

Good luck Jody. Great cause xx

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Mark Richards

Great work and great cause Mike

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Bianca Taylor

$52

Anonymous

Good luck love !

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Rodney Watt

$52

Rodney Watt

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Maureen Cusack

so sorry to hear of jakies death i worked with her in estuary fuel for many years she was so proud of her sons jakie lived for her grandchildren may she rest in peace

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Jayne Ninham

Good job my darling sweetheart sending love and wishes! Good luck hope you have started training xxx Love Jayne, Cade, Jesse, Madi & Taylor

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Ryan Anderson

$52

Melissa Balestra

For Tyler's Dida RIP

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Mary Cusack

Dear Al,Michelle and girls,and Geoff and your family, Seamus Sinead Shane and I would like to send you our deepest Sympathies, Micheál says that your mum was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.

$52

Jann Kingi

$52

Alister Macdonald

Well done Pedro - venga!

$52

Leanne & Malcolm Nunn

Good luck with the ride and achieving your goal

$52

Chris Tonich

$50

Brenda Mcleod

So proud of you babe and thank you to you and your team💖💖💖

$50

Anthony Neville

From the Neville family

$50

Sulize Kriel

Go Pat!!!!

$50

Drew Totterdell

$50

Sam Chiu

Good job !

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Brad Hall

$50

Megan & Adam

$50

Berni Lukaitis

Hope the High Tea is as successful as ever Rachael

$50

Berni Lukaitis

For High Tea. Well done Mary

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Matt Scully

Very sad news. Hope you smash your goals Mike.

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Angelo Laurence

$38

Peter Murray

Good luck sir. A very worthwhile cause.

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Sue Ward

Well done for even going into race Mary. Good luck & awesome effort. Take care xx

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Sue Ward

Great effort once again Rachael. Wonderful cause xxx

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Mum & Dad

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Anne Bishop

Good luck Mary you will be amazing & such a worthwhile cause lots of love Anne xxx

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Sam King

$25

Alyssa Hearne

Love you Mum x

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Jackie Brown

You go girl!

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Todd Stewart

#heartbeatstrue

$21

Spencer Staltari

$20

Aunty Kerry

$20

Anonymous

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Mark Keech

All the best reaching your goal xxxxxx

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Chelsie Silcock

I love you xx

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