Australian television icon Daryl Somers will join Greg Hunt MP to launch the Minister’s 2018 500km Walk for Autism later this month.
Minister Hunt will be joined by Mr Somers, members of the Abacus Learning Centre, the Light up Autism Foundation and the local community, to begin the walk from Arthurs Seat Summit on the 29th of October at 8am.
Mr Somers praised Minister Hunt for again undertaking this walk, to raise awareness for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as raising funds for Abacus and Light Up.
“I want to congratulate Greg for embarking on a third walk around his electorate,” Mr Somers said. “I am in awe of his fitness, stamina and fortitude to be able to complete the required 500km.”
“I have really enjoyed being part of the two previous events witnessing how the Minister warmly interacts with people along the way, discussing local and national issues of concern.”
“Linking the event with a worthy charity, this time Autism, is a brilliant idea and highlights his sense of community.”
Minister Hunt thanked Mr Somers for his support, saying: “Daryl has been a long-time supporter of my 500km walks and I’m incredibly appreciative of his dedication and commitment to supporting children with ASD.”
“I have always enjoyed our time on the road together and I can’t wait to get back on the road again.”
“I have seen firsthand the enormous difference that both Abacus and Light up Autism can make in a child’s life and to the lives of their families, which is why I am committed to supporting them.”
Despite suffering an injury meaning he will be unable to walk this year, Mr Somers said he was looking forward to helping launch this year’s walk.
“Regrettably I am unable to participate due to injury but I look forward to being to wish him well for the start of his remarkable journey.”
“Hope to see you there.”
Those wishing to attend the launch or walk with Greg during his eighteen day walk can register their interest by contacting his electorate office on 03 5977 9082 or by emailing [email protected]