The Superhero Walk is here for the little guys, the battlers, the everyday superheroes you rarely hear about. Those quiet achievers who spend their lives dedicated to helping Australian kids doing it tough.
It’s the brainchild of Tasman Cassim who with the arrival of his daughter, quickly understood how lucky his family was “I realised there were so many kids in Australia, one of the richest countries in the world, who were struggling. But I had no idea where to start, how to help, who to support.
It was overwhelming.” says Tasman.
Fast forward to September 2015 where Tasman finds himself sitting in a mobile home (kindly donated by Driveaway Holidays) in Narrandera dressed as the Flash. “What seemed like a great idea was now questionable, given I was dressed in some very unflattering lycra and was about to walk through a nice, quiet country town. What have I done, this is crazy!?”says Tasman. But as he took those first tentative steps he realised the generosity of Australians when a random camper ran the length of the caravan park to give him a fist full of money, a slap on the back and a “good on ya mate”. He was hooked.
Since then Tasman has walked all over NSW dressed as his favourite superheroes, raising $27,174 which has helped 919 kids. These benefits include repairing a child’s wheelchair, providing a week’s respite for a family caring for a child with a terminal illness, proving 906 school lunches for kids in Goulburn and purchasing a sleep apnoea machine for a little girl.
Each spring Tasman and his small team of superheroes walk 100km over 5 days determined to make a difference to kids doing it tough all over Australia. If there’s a cause or family who you think needs a hand, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I see this as my life’s work, an opportunity to give something back and make a direct difference to kids who just
need a fair go” says Tasman.
Tasman’s lifelong goal is to walk from Sydney to London in 2037 making him the only person in the world to have done so (we think) and most definitely the only person to do it
dressed as superheroes!