We thought they said rum!

We're participating for... Alison, Christine, Briony, Linda and Dianne ...

In May 2020, my 73 year old mother and I are challenging ourselves to walk 35km in one day as part of the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer. That is damn frightening for us as neither of us have never ever walked that far!

We're doing it to raise much needed funds for women’s cancer research. My mother is still in recovery from her own breast cancer journey and I think she is one of the bravest women to be attempting this walk.

The walk takes place in Perth, WA, and the funds go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Oh, did I mention that it is 35km long! 

My mum (Dianne) is coming all the way from Russell, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to participate in this event. Not only is she walking but she is also travelling a very long way.

So ... if my mother, the infamous Di Di, can go to that length to get to Perth to do this walk then I am definitly walking beside her and going to help to fundraise for this worthy cause.

There is so much more to be done to ensure that women all across Australia, New Zealand and beyond – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and loved ones – living with cancer stay with us for as long as possible.

Both mum and I are training and fundraising in the lead up to the event. I'd be so grateful for your support. If you can't join us (we'd love the company), please give generously to our donation page.

Please help me, help the Perkins keep working towards a cancer-free future!

Cheers GW x

PS ... if you want to know who Alison is then you have to read the next blog!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Anonymous

Unbelievable effort for such an amazing cause. Thank you for your dedication.

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Anonymous

From the team at CE

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Anonymous

Crack the target GW

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Dianne Wynyard

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Anonymous

Donation received from a fabulous client ... with thanks GW

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Russell Bowling Club

Stride it out ladies right behind you

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Anonymous

Good luck with the walk GW

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Anonymous

Good on you GW; you're a good woman and we are behind you all the way. JH & the team at TCG

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Hawaiian Matched Giving

$500

Ray White Corporate

Dianne, you are an inspiration to many and we are proud to support you in your walking challenge to raise funds for cancer research.

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Russell Rascals

Can't wait to see you cross that finish line . There to support this amazing research as much as we can along the way.

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Gorgia Brewer

Proud of ya, Ma x

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Anonymous

Go Glenda go

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Marni

So really proud of both of you. A huge commitment however I know why. Our family, friends, people we know have all been touched by this awful disease. It is like a plague. Love you both dearly mum and big sis. Can't wait to see the photos as you both cross the finishing line. As mum always says huge hugs and love xx.

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Russell Rascals And Bits And Bobs.

Those damn Russell Rascals, Bits and Bobs, and all of those other wonderful Russell people who have come on board to support this amazing cancer research. Cancer has been invasive for so many in our little town. Without research many of us would not be here nor our family and friends from afar. Thank you for your support.

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Dianne Wynyard

Not long to go now team Dianne. All the best to Dianne, Colette , Kerry and Warren, the support van driver.

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Russell Locals

Thank you to all the wonderful supporters in Russell. Thank you one and all.

$280

Hawaiian Matched Giving

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Russell Radio

Keep embarrassing us with your determination to do that 35 km's Well done Dianne so inspirational.

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Matched Giving

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J & B

We know you can do it!!!

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Isabella Gray

Keep going! Wonderful cause

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Warren

You can do it Di Di

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Dan & Katish Green

Good luck!

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Anonymous

Not long to go now. Keep on keeping on.

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Warren And Dianne Wynyard Family

We know you are keeping up with stepping it out Di Di. 4 weeks and 3 days will see you achieve yet another amazing goal in your interesting life. Take care and see you at the finish line with bells on xx hugs and love from us all.

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Grant Brewer

Really proud of you mate

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Media Precinct

Get back out there training GW!

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Media Precinct

Keep putting one foot forward after the other GW

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Matched Giving

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Anonymous

Admired and Inspired. Amazing

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Maria Cowan

Have never met you personally Glenda but admire greatly what you and your mother are doing for this so important research. Thumbs up to the Perkins research team as well.

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Maria Cowan

Well Dianne, what can I say. You have inspired so many of us to get out there and beat the feet. Having seen how much your breathing has improved and how great you are looking. Why wouldn't we follow the "leader". So privileged to donate to such a worthy cause. Thank all of you who are on this mission on May 2nd. Thank you.

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Maria Cown

Glenda and Dianne, behind you both all the way to the finish line. I know why you are doing this having been, like many , affected by this "monster" however not brave enough to take on such a challenge. Dianne, Glenda and everyone else out there doing it, my admiration goes out to you all. Happy to help in my own little way . Thank you , all of you .

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Russell Rascals

We have done it again and will be yahooing as you cross the finish line cheers.

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Matched Giving

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Leila And Deanna Macdonald

You are an inspiration in so many ways. Well done xx

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U Group

Really honored to support you both and a great cause. Music all the way

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U Group

Here to support you girls all the way . Sin, sing, sing a happy song.

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Maureen Trotter

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Maureen Trotter

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Dianne Wynyard

So happy to have you on our incredible team. Sleep tight and stride hard. See you at 5 4 am. Cheers dear friend, DW.

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Many Russellites

Thank you to everyone for your continued support. financially and vocally. you are what keeps me going. Thank you on behalf of the Perkins Cancer Research Clinic

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Dimity Atkins

Hey Glenda. Great to see your smiling face. Happy to help you reach your goal.

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Kylie Murphy

Very inspiring Glenda!

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Janie And Bill Perrin

Support to Russell all the way from Canada

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Matched Giving

$114

Ray White Kerikeri

Well done Dianne, what a wonderful thing you are doing. All the very best from the Kerikeri Team. Take care.

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Shane Blandford

Suggest Wine o'clock as part of your training regime!

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Steve Wood

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The Grandchildren

Go Nana go!! You will smash it we know you will

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Ian And Trish

So proud of you both, go hard. For those who cannot speak but inspire.

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Terry Ewbank

You go girl!

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Gw

Good to have you as my walking buddy and one of my inspirations! Really proud that you are coming along on this journey with me xxx

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Marie Blatch

Good Luck for Saturday!

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Carey Smith

Very best wishes Dianne - great video. Carey

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Kerry Stothard

Go Girl, fantastic, you and Glenda! ❤️💜🧡💛💚🎀Tough is right, attitude and gratitude ❤️💜🧡💛🎀

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Dianne Wynyard

Rock on rock on my walking buddy. Thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity to pay back to the wonderful team researching daily to help the big "C" to keep us keeping on keeping on. Not only that but providing the key to a better healthier life not only through walking. So easy to do and so cost effective as well as amazing benefits. Thank you Perkins and thank you Glenda xx'

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Daniel Mcdougall

Well done Dianne, your walks are so inspiring.

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Loud

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Annette Hardcastle

So proud of you Dianne fighting for all those who have suffered and not forgetting those that lost the battle. You're a winner xx

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Dianne Wynyard

I am in awe of you dianne, go girl go xx

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Matched Giving

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Trish Keith

Fantastic effort Diane. Very best wishes Trish

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Maria Moppett

You are a true trooper luv from us xx

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Anita Woodfield

Dianne you are such an inspiration!

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Terence Alan Armstrong

We are behind you all the way, go for it Love Terry and Nan

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Glenda Wynyard

Thank you Russell Rascals your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Glenda And Dianne Wynyard Russell Rascals Fundraisers

Russell Rascals you are all stars. Thank you for yopur ongoing support we couldn't do this with out you all. Thanks you

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Russell Rascals

Every little bit helps thank you Russell Rascals

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And The Great Grandchildren

Wish we were there to greet you and Aunty GW at the finish line.

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Graeme Hau

From Graeme for my wife Jude go girls

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Abbie

Go Aunty GW don't leave nan behind though. Have a great walk.Love from your niece Abbie xx

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Ralph And Yvonne De Grutyer

Step it out girls next it will be swimming from Paihia to Russell

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A Place In The Sun

A well deserved boardroom meeting after this effort. The red wine will be waiting.

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Moana Stuart

We will beat you across the finish line but keep those feet one step after another. Cheers.

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The Village Vet Paihia Team

Hiya Di. Love your attitude and commitment to this event. You will inspire many. Much love Nat

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Mark Baird

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Wonderful Russell People

Thank you all those young and old locals who are still supporting this great cause. Hope to see you on September 26th 2020 as we cross the finish line in Russell in the car park corner of York and Chapel Street. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Heaps Of Wonderful Supporters

Again a huge thank you to all locals and visitors who have popped into the office to support this amazing research. No matter how big or how small it all adds up. A special thanks you to the lady from Taupo who my husband talked to today on such a dreadful weather day rain and wind, I do not know your name however thank you. Hugs and love to all of you xx.

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Guess Who ?????

Right behind you big time. Will be there with bells on at the finish line .

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U Group

C U at the finish line. with all hands strumming and voices singing .

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Several Russellites

Your commitment is admired by many in the town. Keep it up.

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Bits And Pieces Of Russell Nz

Thank you to all of you who have popped into the office with your small change. Too many to mention but you know who you are thank you, thank you, thanks you xx

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Dianne Wynyard

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Max Kiwi

Happy to support a great cause

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Glenda Wynyard

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Adele Jones

You are a star, Diane. We are all SO proud of you!

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Maggie Kelsey

Good luck Dianne. Best wishes Maggie and Agra xx

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Gail Russell

You are special. See you on the road!!

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Barbara Kelly

Awesome Dianne!

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A J Hilton

Dear A J Hilton, I don't know who you are and so sorry I missed your friend who delivered your wonderful donation. On behalf of Perkins, me daughter in Sydney and myself, thank you. Hopefully in the near future I will meet you and be able to thank you personally. Hugs and love, thank you xx

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Colette Kershaw

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Julie Attwood

You go girl! Lady power!

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Nigel And Janie

Excellent cause.

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Anonymous

Good luck you guys have got this

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Kylie Murphy

Awesome Glenda! You have got this!!

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Karen And Murray

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Susan Flanagan

Go Dianne! You can do this. Very proud of you xx

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Janie And Nigel

You're a real inspiration. amazing. enjoy your journey!

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Karen And Matt Bowan

We are cheering for you

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Marnsdub

Really proud of you mate and so cool you’re taking mum along for the ride! Just make sure you get her across that finish line! Best of luck 🤙

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Marnsdub

Very cool mum! So proud of your efforts and excited for you to tackle this adventure with GW. Best of luck to you both! 🤙

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Barbara Shortland

I always knew you were both mad. Please don't ask me to join you !!

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Richard Turner

Good luck GW

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David & Kiki Nicolson

Go Dianne Go!

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Richard Robbins

❤️❤️❤️

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Richard Robbins

❤️

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Douglas Fuller

Go Dianne, you are amazing.

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Bits And Bobs From Russell

Not long to go now until the big day. Keep it up ladies we are all right behind you both.

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Anonymous

Amazing, just amazing. Wish I could contribute more.

$37

Shaanti

Go for it big Sis you will do it

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Marilyn Mooney

Here's to happy feet Dianne - you are a true gem and I'm so fortunate to share your journey xx

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Didre And John Christiansen Grant

A little something to encourage you on your way.

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Matched Giving

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Mandy And Sam

You’re an awesome lady & looking soooo good 🌸

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Glenda Wynyard

$30

Dianne Wynyard

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Maureen Spencer

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Richard And Phillipa Buchanan

How truly inspirational Dianne. Good on you!

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Peter And Bridget Hughes

For Peter

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Collette Kershaw

Stepping it out for a great cause

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David And Roslyn Scoffham

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Pat Carryer

What a wonderful cause, thank you.

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Jenny Raven

Go girl !!

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Maggie Sales

See you at the finish line. Stride by stride.

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Jo Beattie

Good on ya, Dianne!!!

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Matched Giving

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Anonymous

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Netty De Gruyter

Happy to support a great cause.

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Asche Rose And Reuben

Omanga Rapiti

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Bubbins Drage

Walk well !!

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Mark Billington

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Darren Green

I’m proud of you ...you

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El Hayek

What a super hero - congratulations on beating the big C and what a fabulous course to be running for! Good luck