About the Big Walk



The John Hughes Big Walk

The John Hughes Big Walk was developed by the Rotary Club of Mosman Park in 1996. Each year thousands of walkers raise money and since 2006, proceeds from the event have been shared between Rotary and PMH Foundation with 100 per cent of funds raised go to the PMH Foundation.

Through this great community event, the Rotary Club of Mosman Park / PMH Foundation partnership has raised over $1.7 million for Rotary projects and PMH in the last eight years.

 

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

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The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (formerly the PMH Foundation) is the hospital’s main fundraising body and largest donor after Government.  Foundation supporters have provided over $60 million in grants since 1998.

All funds raised are directed towards supporting the Perth Children’s Hospital. The John Hughes Big Walk has been supporting the children’s hospital since 2006.

For further information on Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation events please contact Karen Kagi on 9489 1144, or via email karen.kagi@pchf.org.au.

 

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The Rotary Club of Mosman Park’s funds are directed to key Rotary projects with a particular focus on health including medical research, polio eradication and bowel cancer. Funds also support youth through the Rotary Exchange Program, the Computer Assisted Learning Solution Project and Rotary Leadership Training, as well as assisting students interested in choosing a career in Science.

The club meets at the Mosman Park Community Men’s Shed, McCabe Street, Mosman Park every Monday at 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner meeting.

For further information please contact John Law on 08 9203 8887 or email johnlaw@iinet.net.au.

 

Get involved

We welcome your support in any of the following areas:

 

Sponsor us

The Big Walk would not be possible without the generous donation of sponsors. If your business would like to support a long-standing proven family event, contribute to a worthy cause, instil a sense of community service and pride into your team, and access between 4,000 and 6,000 people, contact us today info@bigwalk.com.au.

 

Event flyer distribution outlet

We are looking for retail outlets to display the Big Walk flyers and posters in store during the months of September and October to help promote the event.

 

Volunteers:

Volunteers play a big part in the success of the Big Walk with roles including:

  • Drink stations
  • Registrations on the day
  • Merchandise sales
  • Fruit and give-aways at the finish line

 

Performance Groups:

The Big Walk is a great fun, family event and we are looking for individuals or groups with musical or performing backgrounds to help us out by providing entertainment around the course (Swan River). These groups could include; clowns, school bands, singers, dancers, stilt walkers, jugglers and the like. Do you have a special talent and like to entertain? Contact us now info@bigwalk.com.au.

 

Donate a prize

We love to accept donations of great prizes that motivate our walkers and fundraisers. Contact us today if you can help info@bigwalk.com.au.

 

Sponsors

 

John Hughes

 

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John Hughes in Victoria Park was a founding sponsor of the Big Walk, offering tremendous support since the event’s inception 20 years ago. John Hughes offers unparalleled service when it comes to new and used car sales – choose your dealer before you choose your car.

http://www.johnhughes.com.au/

 

Rotary Club of Mosman Park – Cottesloe

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Each member of the Rotary Club of Mosman Park – Cottesloe lives the Rotary ethos of ‘Service above self’. The volunteer committee and their vision for the Big Walk has been realised with great success for 20 years. In the past eight years, the Big Walk has raised $1.7million for PMH and Rotary projects.

http://www.rotarydistrict9455.org.au/club/306/rotary-club-of-mosman-park

 

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

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The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (formerly the PMH Foundation) is the hospital’s main fundraising body and largest donor after Government.  Foundation supporters have provided over $60 million in grants since 1998.

https://pchf.org.au

 

Esanda

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Esanda is an important long term supporter of the Big Walk providing much needed funds towards event costs.

https://www.esanda.com/personal

 

Euroz

Euroz is an important long term supporter of the Big Walk providing much needed funds towards event costs.

http://www.euroz.com.au

 

Neverfail

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Long-term supporter Neverfail supplies water for our Big Walkers to drink on course and at Burswood Park. Their product range includes ‘Neverfail’ Springwater in a number of bottle sizes as well as 10 litre casks, a range of stylish water coolers, plastic and paper cups, bottle storage racks and more.

http://www.neverfail.com.au

 

Run West

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Run West in Subiaco kindly donates prizes to the John Hughes Big Walk. They are Nike stockists and the amazing Hoka One One, a running shoe that is one of the world’s most advanced.

http://runwest.com.au

 

Steggles

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Each year Steggles support the John Hughes Big Walk by providing volunteers to cook delicious chicken kebabs that they provide. Proceeds are donated back to the event. Steggles is an iconic Australian brand supplying 100 per cent hormone free poultry.

https://www.steggles.com.au/steggles-roosters-charity-nest

 

Caltex Starmart

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Caltex Starmart has been a long term supporter of the John Hughes Big Walk and kindly donates vouchers that we use as prizes

http://www.caltex.com.au/ProductsAndServices/Convenience/Pages/StarMart.aspx

 

DiMattina Coffee

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The DiMattina Coffee Cart is one of the most popular outlets at Burswood Park. The team volunteer their time and donate all proceeds back to the event. Dimattina Coffee has been roasting coffee since the 1950’s and are coffee wholesalers, selling coffee equipment that includes barista espresso machines and parts.

http://www.dimattinacoffee.com.au

 

Margarets Beach Resort

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The Big Walk is proud to welcome new supporter, Margarets Beach Resort, the only one by the sea. They have kindly donated two nights in a two-bedroom villa to be used as a ‘Weekend Away’ prize.

http://www.margaretsbeachresort.com.au

 

 

White Elephant Beach Cafe

A favourite with locals and visitors alike, the White Elephant Beach Cafe serves great coffee and delicious healthy and hearty dishes. Sit outside and enjoy the sun or cosy up indoors in front of the open fire and enjoy uninterrupted views of Gnarabup Beach. Open seven days from 7.30am until mid-afternoon, serving breakfast and lunch.  The winner of the Weekend Away prize will include breakfast at the White Elephant Beach Café in Gnarabup.

http://www.thecommonbistro.com.au/

 

The Common

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The Common is a cool and casual bar and bistro situated in Margarets Beach Resort and the winner of the Weekend Away prize will also win dinner at The Common, and breakfast at the White Elephant Beach Café in Gnarabup.

http://www.thecommonbistro.com.au/

 

Nine Network

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Nine News Perth produces the John Hughes Big Walk television commercial, important marketing support and the event’s MC.

http://www.9news.com.au/western-australia

 

West Australian

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The West Australian is a long term sponsor that provides important marketing support.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/

 

6PR

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6PR has supported the Big Walk for many years and provides important marketing support.

http://www.6pr.com.au

 

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D’Orsogna, Since 1949

The D’Orsogna family has been crafting high quality hams and continental salami products for more than 66 years.

https://www.dorsogna.com.au/

 

Instant Toilets

http://www.instanttoilets.com.au

 

Burswood Park

 

Key Produce

http://www.keyproduce.com.au/products.html

 

Polyplastics Pty Ltd

https://www.polyplastics.com/en/