2018 500km Walk for Autism for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and the Light up Autism Foundation

In October and November of 2018, Greg embarked on his third 500km Walk for Autism around the electorate of Flinders to increase awareness for Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, he visited schools and local towns to increase awareness and understanding for Australians with ASD, as well as raise funds for local autism educational assistance groups, Abacus Learning Centre and the Light up Autism Foundation.

Abacus Learning Centre is a not-for-profit organisation in the Flinders Electorate that works with children who have autism and provides much-needed therapy to help these children reach their educational goals.

The Light up Autism Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with schools on the Mornington Peninsula to improve learning outcomes for children with autism.

Greg saw firsthand the enormous difference that both Abacus and Light up Autism made in a child’s life and to the lives of their families, which is why he was committed to supporting them.

Thanks to the community for raising over $120,000 for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2015 500km Walk for Autism raises $75,665 for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and Amaze


Greg would like to extend his thanks to everyone who was involved or donated to his 500km Walk for Autism.

In particular, he would like to thank the 56 schools he visited along the way for their warm welcome and their generous donations. Collectively, the schools helped contribute more than $10,000 to the walk.

Throughout the course of the walk, Greg was joined by more than 200 people, including primary school students, kindergarten children, grandparents, mums, dads, and members of the community.

Greg raised more than $75,000 for Abacus Learning Centre and Amaze (Autism Victoria) to help them continue their good work.

amazeAbacus has used the funds to fit out their new building in Hastings adjacent to Western Port Secondary College, which opened at the start of this year.

The building will allow the children to flourish in their own environment and learn the skills they need reach their full potential.

Places like Abacus Learning Centre and Amaze can have a dramatic impact on a child’s life and open up a whole world of opportunities their families may never have thought possible.

Your support throughout the walk was tremendous and your donations will make a real difference to the lives of children with autism.