What a wonderful morning. Thanks so much for joining us at the 20th annual John Hughes Big Walk, and for your fundraising efforts. There’s still time for a last push – we’ll be keeping the fundraising open for another couple of weeks.
There’s a heap of photos of many smiling happy walkers on our Facebook page – check them out!
Congratulations to the winners of prizes:
Highest Individual Fundraiser won a Soklich & Co diamond prize: Samantha Krieg
Highest Fundraising Team: Steps for Stessy
Biggest Team: Team IMON
New John Hughes Mitsubishi Mirage: Shaunne Higgs
Two-night getaway to Margaret River: Rebecca Brown
Engel MT45 portable fridge / freezer: Tracey Conuit
$500 Caltex Star Cash card: Rob Vanderbeeke
$500 Run West Voucher: Margaret Dudley
*all winners have been notified – and all are delighted!
We’re proud to celebrate 20 years of the John Hughes Big Walk. It’s not a race, you choose your pace and walk, jog, skip or dance your way around one of three courses – 6km, 11km or 15km.
The John Hughes Big Walk is a fantastic family event that raises much needed funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and has raised over $1.7 million since partnering with the PMH Foundation eight years ago.
Walk for a ward
New this year, you choose where your fundraising is directed.
- Aboriginal Health
- Accident and Emergency
- Burns Unit, Ward 5B
- Children’s Cancer Ward, Ward 3B
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Intensive Care Unit and Theatre
- Mental Health
- Neonatal Unit
- Neurology Department
- Respiratory Department
- PMH area of greatest need (default)
You can leave it on PMH area of greatest need and the PMH Foundation will direct funds raised to the area of greatest need at Princess Margaret Hospital.
To read more about each ward or area, click here.
How to Register
Register online now!
Online entries will close at 4pm, 5 November 2015
2. In person
Drop into PMH Foundation, Level 1, 68 Hay Street, Subiaco (corner Hamilton St) to enter.
Open Monday – Friday, 9am until 4pm.
In person entries close 4pm, 5 November 2015
3. On the day
Register on the day at Burswood Park from 7am.
Please note: entry fees are higher on the day
Our little ambassadors
Ten-year-old Jessica was born with Craniosynostosis, which is the premature fusion of the skull bones, as well as a cleft palate, low set ears and mild hearing loss along with a range of other physical abnormalities.
Jessica underwent the first of her many surgeries when she was just four weeks old, and since then has had many operations. She’s a spirited girl and excited to be a Big Walk ambassador.
Five-year-old Jaxon has spent a huge portion of his life at the hospital, after being diagnosed with a cancerous Wilm’s tumour on his right kidney in 2010 when he was only six months old. After two surgeries to remove his right kidney and eight months of chemotherapy Jaxon had the all clear, until last December when it was discovered the cancer had returned. He is once again receiving treatment and his facing it all with incredible bravery well beyond his age.
Your registration for the John Hughes Big Walk automatically enters you in the draw to win some great prizes and there’s great prizes for highest fundraisers too.
The highest fundraiser will win
PLUS a $500 voucher to go towards setting your diamond or to spend in Soklich & Co’s beautiful store [image for demonstration purposes only]
Other fantastic prizes include:
- Two nights at Margarets Beach Resort in a 2-bedroom apartment with breakfast at the White Elephant Café and dinner at The Common
- A stand up paddle board
- Engel portable fridge/freezer
- 2 x $500 Run West (Subiaco) voucher
- 2 x $1,000 and 2 x $500 Caltex StarCash cards
Event Information for Registered Walkers
Event information for Registered Walkers Postage has been a significant expense in past years and last year we made a strategic decision to go digital and not to post wristbands to participants. The savings made will be redirected into the fundraising pool. You will not receive race packs or any other information in the post….
Get fundraising to win
Soklich & Co. are Perth’s Argyle pink diamond and Ellendale yellow diamond specialists. Further more, the Soklich family has been huge supporters of the John Hughes Big Walk since the event’s inception, often winning the prize for biggest team. This year to celebrated the 20th year of the John Hughes Big Walk, Soklich & Co have generously…
Walk for a ward – the wards explained
This year, for the first time, participants in the John Hughes Big Walk can choose an area at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children to raise money for. Here’s an explanation of the different wards and departments fundraisers can support: Aboriginal Health The Department of Aboriginal Clinical Child Health is focused on closing the widening gap…
A story about the event founders
Twenty one years ago, John Law and Keith Hartz had a great idea, and that great idea turned into a great event to help a really great cause. This great read in the Weekend West Australian Magazine explains how the John Hughes Big Walk got started.
A message from Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
A very big THANK YOU to everyone who supported last year’s John Hughes Big Walk! Funds raised from the event have been used to purchase a comprehensive oncology patient information system for Ward 3B at Princess Margaret Hospital (MOSAIQ). Management staff on the ward prioritised this request as the most critical piece of equipment. The specialised software…
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Special thanks to Burswood Park Board, Key Produce, Polyplastics Pty Ltd, The White Elephant Beach Café, St John Ambulance, Instant Toilets, Rotary Club of Mosman Park Inc.
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