The Wee Walkers

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As part of the team “The Wee Walkers”, we are walking 120km in the month of March to raise money and further awareness for cancer. ?
For those of you who do not already know, Dad, (Les) was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer last September. As anyone who has had a diagnosis like this would know, it came as a cruel shock, particularity after a pretty shitty start to 2020 ! The tumor was removed very quickly and then Dad had 3 rounds of chemo leading up to Christmas to try and stop any leftover cancer cells in its tracks. As part of his initial treatment plan, surgery to remove the bladder was scheduled after chemo as the cancer was deemed aggressive and removing the organ would give dad the best chance to beat this shitty (or in his case, pissy ?) disease. We enjoyed Christmas and then Dad geared up to have the surgery on the 13 January. He was lucky enough to qualify to have a neo-bladder, the name given to the procedure where part of the bowel is made into a bladder! The operation was a success and thanks to a clever surgeon and a cool robot, dad now has a shiny, new bladder and a new title of Poppy PooWee. ???
The cancer journey is rarely a “smooth” one and dad has had numerous unexpected trips to hospital due to blockages and infections, but he is on the road to recovery now with 3 monthly check in’s that will certainly keep us on our toes.
So to show cancer we mean business and that we want it to F -off ? for dad and everyone else, The Wee Walkers will be beating the pavement for the month of March to raise funds for all types of cancer. If you are able to help through sponsorship or would like to join our team, please click the link below! Dad and our family would be so grateful for you support! ??

Thank you to our Sponsors

$542

Anonymous

Thinking of you, love P&J

$510

Engenicom

Good on you, Wee Walkers! Thanks for giving us a way to feel a sense of contribution. Wish we could at least control the weather you're walking in! Go team. Go Les.

$500

Bamba Burralgas Pty Limited (ben & Kirsty Harrison)

Here’s a kicker for your team!! We have had too many cancer stories in our family, time to stomp it out! Research needs to explore and exploit every avenue, including use of plant based solutions like CBD & THC combinations, instead of just making pharmaceutical companies wealthier and more powerful!! At the end of the day early detection is critical and the key message in all of this 😊

$400

Sk/nk - Numbers Board

Numbers Board

$260

Anonymous

Good on you Jo

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Robyn Schofield

$208

Liverpool Plains Non Destructive Testing Pty Ltd

$200

Rhino

Well done guys, super effort, hope you celebrated with a lovely beverage with the family 😘

$180

Sk - Numbers Board

Great Work Nancy for helping raise money with the numbers board!

$148

Denis Mcgrorey

$125

Lucy Ellis

Thank you for finding a way for us to feel a little more helpful during this tough time. I’m cheering for you and your family.

$125

Kylie And Renee

Go Rachelle! You're awesome and doing something so great for such a wonderful cause. We're all behind you so think of us and our support when the going gets tough xx

$125

Tracey & Trevor Wells

$125

Toni & Craig Baird

$125

Thompson Tribe

$125

Balinda Baker

$125

Denis Mcgrorey

$125

Matt

$125

Mick & Lyn Niven

$125

Ben Stokes

$125

Darren Oliver

Go hard team! The world is a better place because of your efforts.

$125

Rachael Stokes

$125

Stu & Debj

Great work Jo and Les, your efforts raisee awareness and benefit many more 💕

$125

Josephine Thompson

$125

Sue Jowett

You got this 👍❌

$125

Gail Bodiam

Good on you Danielle xx

$125

Stefan & Cristi

We love you all and so proud you are raising money to honour Uncle Les’s brave fight. Xx

$125

Kellie Fry

❤️

$125

The Kelly Gang

Sending love and strength to the Thompson family x

$125

Neil & Bernadette Stevens

$120

Thompson Tribe

$120

Thompson Tribe

$120

Marea And Jamesbaker

Right behind you Jo and Les All our Love Marea and James

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Aaron & Mel Kyle

Beautiful family ❤️

$110

Jarrod Thompson

$108

Jarrod Thompson

$108

Jarrod Thompson

$104

Rachelle Hoskin

$104

Michael Pajkovic

Great cause Jo! Wishing you and Les well.

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Kroppy & Bec Xx

$104

Ben And Joy

Great work guys!

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Lynda Willuams

Let's beat this cancer. Love to you and Les.

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Lib H

Your amazing Shona, way to go and smashing goals.

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Julie Walters

$104

Denise Schilko

I am so proud to be a part of a family that takes up a challenge that touches so many loved ones Give it all you’ve got and lets make cancer a thing of the past

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Stuart & Robyn Moore

Go Team!! Sending our love your way 💙

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Angela & Stephen Diessel

$104

Cheryl Holland

$104

Pye Family

Cancer picked the wrong family to mess with! Love you guys. ❤️

$104

Cheree And Jason Hunter

Sending love to you all. Cancer sucks miss my beautiful MIL everyday ❤️

$104

Andrew Holz

$104

Sas & Kylee

For your beautiful Dad and all those touched and affected by this terrible disease .. xx

$100

Natalie Howe

$100

Lara Martin

$100

Shanae Slattery

$100

Ellen Roots

Go you Wee Walkers!

$58

Rachel And Luke Price

$58

Nic Sandy

You go girl!!!

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Anonymous

Good on you. Pound that pavement.

$58

Sarah Puddicombe

$58

Amy Hill

$58

Lisa Gill

$58

Jenn & Ken West

A brave, strong and loving family. We send you all our support and good thoughts.

$58

Colleen Johnston

Melanie, I had no idea ! Best wishes x

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Dave Obrien

Jo Could not think of a better cause to support. My love to you both.

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Kieran Hazell

Well done Mel! Xxx

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Joy Stone

$58

Brooke Stevenson

Amazing effort lovely 🥰

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Gabrielle Lebrocq

$58

Shane Cox

Top work well, such a mighty way to show your support to your dad and to tell cancer to F off!’ And not forgetting bob of course, I still think of him every time we drive past the old house.

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Jo Taylor

$58

Rebel Mitchell

Proud of you Sis 🤗

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Lisa Moriarty

Good luck Team!

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Janeo & Lj

Love you Uncle Les, from Janeo & Lucas

$58

Boston Family

$58

Matthew & Alisa Martin

❤️

$58

Miree Calverley

What a man, what a cause! Huge love and strength to all x

$58

Kristy Johnston

Well done Mel & team ❤

$58

Michelle Marks

Sending you all our love and support xo Michelle & Paul

$58

Phil & Lisa Booth

$58

Jan Roberts

$58

Cath O'sullivan

Good on you Mel!

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Gemma Smith

Good on you Jo! Sending positive thoughts to you, Les & family x

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Summs

Well done Jo Thanks for looking after my little buddy 💖

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Leanne And Glen

Sending love

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Tracey Wall

Go Mel and your wonderful team xx

$58

Wendy Tan

$58

Alissa And Luke Jones

Proud of you Mel. Love the Jonesy’s xx

$58

Melanie Renfrew

$58

Serban Kramers

$56

Shona Kincaid

Thinking of you all xoxoxo

$56

Lucy Archer

Thinking of you and your family Mel. Cancer absolutely sucks. Well done Ames for getting on board. Sending you all the best xx

$56

Jacki James

Go siski go!

$56

Raquel & Al Harris

Shocked to hear about Les. Send him our love and what a wonderful thing you’re all doing. The Harris family xx

$52

The Freebottoms

Your a legend Rach!

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Mel Cain

Sending love to the Thompson/Hoskin/Renfrew family xx

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Judith

Thank you Sam for making a difference. You are an amazing person with so much love to give.

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Julie Mckendry

Always thinking of you both x

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Kristy Reeves

You’re doing such an amazing thing buy raising money for a fantastic cause. With you all the way!!!

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Trish Crimmings

What a team, such a beautiful family 💛💛💛

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Nicole Magill

Well done Jo and Les, you two together can achieve anything you set your mind to. You be got this old boy!! Nic xx

$52

Sharon Simmons

$52

Clemma Mansfield

👏 you are wonderful. This could not have happened to a nicer family. Go Rach, I hope this helps in some small way x

$52

Heather Philpott

Thank you for making a difference! Our world would be such a better place without cancer devastating our lives. Love you big time xx

$52

Kirsty Bailey

So proud of all of you for getting through this tough time. Love you Miss Melanie xxx

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Cindy

It may seem like small steps, but one day we’ll get a cure thanks to people who challenge themselves like you are. Thank you ❤️

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The Zerafa Family

Love the Zerafas xx

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Danielle Earnshaw

$52

Nancy Kincaid

$52

Hoddle And Welsh Family ?

Best of luck Mel. Sorry to hear of this sad news. Your Dad is such a lovely man. Wishing him all the very best Sal x

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Sharon Simmons

$52

Ruth Houston

Go get em girl!

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Claire Desmond

$50

Shelby Walton

Thinking of you, your Dad & all your family! Cancer sucks! Sending you all love & strength x

$50

Lucas

Walk till you wee 👍

$50

Liesel Allen

Go Mel!

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Dan And Nat Shearer

You are AMAZING

$40

Sandra Coyle

Well done very proud of you and your team

$31

Trina Muller

Sending loving thoughts and wishes to you all.

$31

Michael Mitchell

👏👏👏

$26

Jackie See

Good on you Rach and fam👏 I lost my dad to cancer in 2017 so this holds a special place in my heart 💗

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Alicia Brown

Great cause Danielle 💛

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Lara Slater

You are doing a beautiful thing Sammy. Xx

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Felicity Pearce

$26

Paul King

$26

Mandy Ward

Good on you dan x

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Tamia

Big hugs to your beautiful family Jo! Xx

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Shauna Cooling

Your amazing 😻

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Brianna O’neill

$26

The Macfarlane Family

Go team Wee Walkers!

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The Design Project & Co.

$26

Chrissy Houghton

Thinking of you all and sending very best wishes for Les’s recovery xx

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Petra Andrews

Nice work Sammi! You’re a treasure 😘

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Rhiannon Hayward

You guys have made me cry a few times when I have seen what you are doing for those you love and care about!! Sending you all so much love and strength!! Xoxox

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Anonymous

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Amber Tanks

Well done to you all. Lots of love and well wishes ❤️❤️❤️

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Samantha Morgan

$26

Ray O’brien

Love your work Jo, and all the best to Les

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Nick & Amy

$26

Natalie Summers

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Les and all the best for your fundraising Thompson family x

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Hayley Smith

$26

Michelle, Alan & Callum White

Go Rach! Well done - hope all goes well and best of luck and healing to your beautiful dad xxx

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Julie & Ollie

$26

Jen Hayes

Proud of you Mel raising awareness and funds for cancer

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Moo Xx

No words (a first 😂!) but much love ❤️.

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Angela Payne

Awesome job Mel xx

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Kellie Kramer

Wishing you Strength and Health

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Suz Mcwilliams

$26

Fiona Lewis

Love this & love you 😍

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Richi And Colette

$26

Geraldine Crawley

For Leswee

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Ashley Shortt

$26

Geraldine Crawley

For your Dad xx

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Amy

Xo

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Amy

Xo

$26

Geraldine Crawley

For my bro in law x

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Mariko Green

Thinking of you from far away.

$25

Jacki James

Well done Siski x

$25

Nadine Standen

$25

Denise Martin

Go team Mel F@#k Cancer !!!!!

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Michael & Jane Keady

Great walking Thompson Family. Sorry we hadn't heard you were sick Les, hope all is progressing well. Love Michael & Jane xxxx

$25

Alison And Troy Robinson

❤️❤️

$25

Jacqui Fry

All our love ❤️ The Fry Family

$21

Sharyn Rogers

Great work Mel x

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Kath Hill

$21

Cassie

Go Sam! You got this!

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Dani Mitchell

$21

Monique Wilkin

Well done Mel on supporting a great cause. All the best for your Dad xx

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Rachelle Mcdonald

Well done Mel x

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Kylie Moore

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Tori

Way to go Sam! Wishing your Dad all the best ❤️

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Skye Palmer

$15

Kate Blyth

Great work Sam! Good luck reaching your goal xx

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Nolani Teasdale

How proud your father must be ...

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Gillett Fanily

Keep up the great work xx

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Lisa O

$10

Jess Welsh

All the very best Mel you are amazing. Love Jess, Liz and John