Home' The Bunyip : June 4th 2014 Contents Page 18 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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Phone 8523 3800
SEVEN-year-old James Skel-
ton is taking after his mum
when it comes to running and
On July 5, the Williamstown
resident and Trinity College stu-
dent will take part in the two-
kilometre Junior Dash, as part of
the annual Gold Coast Marathon,
ahead of mum Louise, who will
run the full course the following
day.James said he loves to run or
ride his bike alongside his mum
and is looking forward to taking
part in the upcoming race.
"It keeps your heart healthy," he
It is not the first time James has
run competitively, having taken
part in two City Bay Fun Runs,
three kids' triathlons and a five
kilometre SA Road Runners Club
Last year, Louise ran in the fa-
mous New York Marathon, with
friend Samantha, raising a massive
$21,000 for the Heart Foundation
along the way.
She has decided to again raise
money for the Heart Foundation
as part of her participation in the
Gold Coast Marathon.
"Heart disease is still one of the
leading causes of death in Austral-
ia and we hope to use our prepa-
rations for this event to encourage
others to lead healthy and active
lifestyles, to get the whole family
involved and to therefore help to
prevent the onset of heart disease
in our community, and raise funds
for the Heart Foundation to con-
tinue to fight this prominent cause
of death along the way," Louise
"...Last time, it just helped us
to get through, knowing that we
were doing it for a reason."
Louise and James set themselves
a target of raising $700 for the
Heart Foundation ahead of their
races next month and, already,
thanks to a recent large anony-
mous donation, the pair has sur-
passed that figure by more than
"I want James to grow up know-
ing how important it is to be
healthy and active, but, more im-
portantly, how much fun it can be
too," Louise said.
"...As a seven-year-old, I think
it is great that he just does it to
take part in events 'like his parents
do' and because he enjoys it. To
just what we do."
Donations can be made to
James and Louise's cause on the
Everyday Heroes fundraising page
MEMBERS of a local walking
group have used their weekly
catch-up to learn about Gawler's
The Gawler Walk and Talk Heart
Foundation Group met recently for
a guided history tour of Gawler, led
by local historian Graham Tucker.
The group started at the Gawler
Sport and Community Centre and
made its way to the town's well-
known historic sites, such as Gawl-
er's Church Hill.
Member Colleen Vermeeren said
the walk was very informative and
We have been walking the foot-
paths of Gawler every Wednesday
rain, hail or shine," she said.
"We've discovered so many beau-
tiful homes and surrounds on our
walks that you never see in a car.
"History Week was a great oppor-
tunity to learn more and appreciate
our wonderful town."
Following their history walk, the
group made its way back to the
Gawler Sport and Community Cen-
tre for morning tea and a 'Gawler
The Gawler Walk and Talk Heart
Foundation Group was formed in
2006, aiming to keep its members
fit and healthy.
There are currently about 20
members involved, who meet each
Wednesday at 9.30am for a walk
around the town.
-- Ellouise Crawford
A walk back in time
James runs in
James Skelton, and his mum Louise, will soon be taking part in the Gold
Coast Marathon together.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
Gawler Walk and Talk Heart Foundation Group members Marion McCourt,
Maggie Obst, Maureen Burns and Colleen Vermeeran took part in a history
tour of the town recently.
PHOTO: Ellouise Crawford
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