Dianne Wynyard

Cancer is tough, but we're tougher

In May 2020, I’m challenging myself to walk 35km in one day as part of the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer. I’m doing it to raise much needed funds for women’s cancer research right here in WA at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

There is so much more to be done to ensure that the women of WA – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and loved ones – living with cancer stay with us for as long as possible. I am training and fundraising in the lead up to the event. I'd be so grateful for your support. If you can't join me (I'd love the company), please give generously to my donation page.

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Let’s walk towards a cancer-free future – together.

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Thank you , thank you , thank you!!!!.

Thank you to all of our sponsors. We were concerned we would not get to our $5,000 target.

Thank you to all of you wonderful people climbing on board to get behind us on our 35 km journey to support an equally wonderful cause, Perkins Cancer Research.

Our little team of only 2 have now raised an incredible $15,074. We are currently 5th out of over 140 teams and the 4 teams ahead of us have way more than 2 members.

Glenda and I are overwhelmed at the support you have shown us and need to pinch ourselves to know it is true.

Thank you, everyone of you. That is what has kept us going.

Only 2 weeks to go now. If you are in Russell, please come and join in our celebration as we cross the finish line around 2 00 pm Saturday 26th September on the corner of  York and Chapel Streets in the car park opposite the RSA.

Enjoy a sausage $2 for adults, free for children, sing and dance to the ukulele group and have fun.

Hope to see you there. Huge thanks, hugs and love Dianne and Glenda xx


We hoped to raise $5,000 for this amazing cause. A bit scared to commit to such a goal. then we got to $8,000 thanks to all you wonderful supporters.

Now an amazing $13,066 has been donated to Perkins Cancer Research Clinic than you so much to our supporters, friends and family.

You are all heroes, thank you. Hugs and love, Dianne and Glenda. xx 


Thank you all for your amazing support. I have passed the  $4000 personal   target and now challenging myself to go to the next level of $5000. Our team of my daughter and myself have raised over $11,000 to date with more to come. Thank you to all of our supporters, you are incredible.

Fund Raising Update and Covaid-19

Due to Covaid  my daughter and I have to walk remotely between Sydney and beautiful Russell Bay of Islands NZ.

We can't  share the joy of crossing the finish line together however we can share the joy  of raising nearly $10,000 thanks to the generosity of family, friends and  people in general who are cancer survivors or have lost loved ones.

Thank you all. September 26th will be a very special day for Glenda and myself. Thank you all again for your continuing support. You are all stars !!

Thank You Perkins Research Clinic

As a result of radiation side affect, I have clots on my lungs. some days I had a lot of trouble breathing which can be quite tiring. I also experienced excessive burping.


In October when my daughter suggedsted we did a 35 km walk to help raise funding for futher research, I was a little aghast however we began, 1 km, 2 km, 4 km then 4 km in an hour. I was so proud of myself. I really wanted to do this having lost parents, family and dear friends to the dreaded "C".


I now walk between 12 and 14 km a day with one day set asisde for 18-24 km. The bonus along the way, since November I have had absolutely no trouble breathing and the burping is almost non existent. 


along the way we have been encouraged by so many special people who have helped us raise over $6,000 so far.


Thank you Perkins, without this incentive I would still be inactive and still having trouble breathing.


Iam honoured to be a part of this very special event 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Yvonne And Stuart Brannan

Go Dianne.


Brad Mercer And David Mc Kenzie


Linda Mee


Airini Kingi

He wahine tino kaha me ataahua koe!


Dianne Wynyard

Today has been an extremely emotional day for me. As I said before I am overwhelmed at the support which has been given to this amazing cause. Yes I have walked 35 km's but thank you to al o you for not only your monetary donations but you personal support as well. Special thank you to Colette ad Kerry wo waked all the way with me, the helpers, and all those who made this happen. Thank you , thank you xx


Leila And Deanna Macdonald

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


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


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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Didre And John Christiansen Grant

A little something to encourage you on your way.


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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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Dianne Wynyard

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


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Jo Beattie

Good on ya, Dianne!!!


Dianne Wynyard

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


Marie Blatch

Good Luck for Saturday!


Maggie Kelsey

Good luck Dianne. Best wishes Maggie and Agra xx


Richard And Phillipa Buchanan

How truly inspirational Dianne. Good on you!


Mandy And Sam

You’re an awesome lady & looking soooo good 🌸


Richard Robbins



Janie And Bill Perrin

Support to Russell all the way from Canada


Maria Moppett

You are a true trooper luv from us xx


Terence Alan Armstrong

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


Steve Wood


Ray White Kerikeri

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


Carey Smith

Very best wishes Dianne - great video. Carey


Jenny Raven

Go girl !!


Pat Carryer

What a wonderful cause, thank you.


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.


Guess Who ?????

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


Bubbins Drage

Walk well !!


Susan Flanagan

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


Mark Baird


Maureen Spencer


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.


El Hayek

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


Maggie Sales

See you at the finish line. Stride by stride.


Moana Stuart

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


Daniel Mcdougall

Well done Dianne, your walks are so inspiring.


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.


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.


Dianne Wynyard


Netty De Gruyter

Happy to support a great cause.


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.


Marilyn Mooney

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



Not long to go now. Keep on keeping on.


Maureen Trotter


U Group

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


Russell Rascals

Every little bit helps thank you Russell Rascals


Adele Jones

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


Dianne Wynyard


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Russell Locals

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


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.



Amazing, just amazing. Wish I could contribute more.


Russell Radio

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


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


Asche Rose And Reuben

Omanga Rapiti


Karen And Murray


J & B

We know you can do it!!!


Trish Keith

Fantastic effort Diane. Very best wishes Trish


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


Kerry Stothard

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


Gail Russell

You are special. See you on the road!!


David And Roslyn Scoffham


Several Russellites

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


Collette Kershaw

Stepping it out for a great cause



Admired and Inspired. Amazing


A Place In The Sun

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


Barbara Kelly

Awesome Dianne!


And The Great Grandchildren

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


The Grandchildren

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


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



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



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



You can do it Di Di


Anita Woodfield

Dianne you are such an inspiration!


Terry Ewbank

You go girl!


Dianne Wynyard