Peter “Muddy” Waters a long standing supporter of children with disabilities and mentor to children with Cerebral Palsy approached Variety and Lions with a fundraising concept he was extremely passionate about.
Peter, a Cerebral Palsy sufferer himself and member of Lions Club International (Werribee), rode a wheelchair scooter from Sydney to Melbourne to raise funds for Variety - the Children's Charity and the Lions Children's Mobility Foundation.
Beginning in Sydney on October 29, he will embark on a 12 day ride, averaging 100k's a day.
Route – Sydney to Melbourne
Day 1 October 29 Sydney to Tahmoor
Day 2 October 30 Tahmoor to Goulburn
Day 3 October 31 Goulburn to Yass
Day 4 November 1 Rest Day
Day 5 November 2 Yass to Gundagai
Day 6 November 3 Gundagai to Holbrook
Day 7 November 4 Holbrook to Albury
Day 8 November 5 Rest Day
Day 9 November 6 Albury to Yarrawonga
Day 10 November 7 Yarrawonga to Shepparton
Day 11 November 8 Shepparton to Seymour
Day 12 November 9 Seymour to Melbourne
Peter Waters would like to thank Pride Mobility for their generous scooter donation and support of this event.
About Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation
The Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation motto is – “WALK WITH PRIDE” and was founded to fund mobility devices for children with disabilities, giving these children the chance to walk.
The Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation (A.L.C.M.F) was formed in 1999 with a commitment from the Lions of Australia, to purchase a walking device (feet must be on the ground ) for every child in Australia with a disability, providing the child is assessed by a trained physiotherapist; most of the children requiring walkers have cerebral palsy.
Since the Foundation was formed, 1570 children have been provided with walkers.
There are many and varied types of walkers used, depending on the child’s needs; many of these have allowed children to walk for the first time.
Not only does the “Walker” allow the child to walk, but the upright position also helps their respiratory and digestive system to develop and function properly.
The child’s self-esteem increases because they can access their environment and play with their peers.
The health, social and personal benefits that these children and their families experience, cannot be underestimated.
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HELPED PETER COMPLETE THIS HEROIC JOURNEY AND SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. DONATE TODAY!