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About me

I founded Scott's Great Walk for Telethon in 2010 when I was 4 years old. After learning about fundraising at Kindy, I decided to help sick kids and babies by walking 25km from my farm to the Southern Cross Oval.

 

Initially, my parents said no because it was too far for me. However, after asking every morning for two weeks, they finally let me try. I walked the 25km in 8 hours and 40 minutes, and from that moment, I knew I wanted to keep walking and helping.

 

I continued to walk 25km at ages 5 and 6, 41km at 7, and then full marathons (42.195km) from ages 8 to 17.

 

In 2016, my younger brother Damien, at 7 years old, decided to join me for a marathon. Despite finding it very difficult, we finished together in 12 hours and 30 minutes. Now, Damien sets the pace on his bike on my Marathon Day.

 

In 2016, I completed my first international walk, hiking 82km along the Berg Lake Trail in the Canadian Rockies over six days. It was the hardest but most beautiful physical challenge I’ve done.

In 2017, I started a new 50km Treadmill Challenge on the Telethon Weekend, completing it in just under 10 hours and following it up with a half marathon the next day. I've continued this challenge every year since.

 

I wrote and illustrated a book called "Did You Know You Can Change The World?" which was published in 2017. The book sales contribute to my Telethon total. I also ran free workshops for 75 kids, thanks to a grant from The Seedling Fund Alkimos Beach, where they created artwork on how they could change the world. The artwork was displayed as an exhibition.

 

I have been I've been sharing my story at public speaking events since 2015. I've spoken to people in Western Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. 

In 2019 I was interviewed on Andrew Denton's "interview". It was an amazing experience and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to share my story on Andrews show.

I've been honoured to receive 

 

Since 2010, I have walked over 1,100km and thanks to the generous community around me we've raised over $220,000 for Telethon.

I'm studying Cybersecurity at Uni and my hobbies are everything space and tech related!

The reason for the balloon in the logo

In April 2015 I was devastated when my cousin Joel passed away. Joel was only 6 and he was a huge part of my walk day. He always appeared just at the right time to give me a boost of energy. We would walk along and chat about everything and nothing. When I was lying on the road thinking I couldn't go on Joel would put out his hand and help me up saying "come on Scotty, I'll help you." I absolutely loved being Joel's older cousin and adored him.

 

When Joel passed away he left a hole that will never be filled. I wanted to keep Joel a part of my walk day so every 5 kilometres we have orange poles and markings on the road. Orange was Joel's favourite colour and it has become a very important colour to me.

 

I decided to have the orange balloon in my logo and have dedicated my walks to Joel's memory.

 

Joel always had a spring in his step, a smile and a giggle that brighten our day. He will be forever missed but we know he's walking along up there with us.​​

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