In response to COVID and the spike in mental illness, Tas walked 50km on a treadmill for the Black Dog Institute. Funds raised have gone to vital mental health research and support programs.
Tas asked the Superhero Walk community who he should walk as and lucky for him, they chose Wonder Woman! This walk nearly killed him, if you’d like to watch a grown man cry, go to the recording of the live stream here and scroll to the end.
“Bear Cottage is incredibly grateful to Tas for the amazing fundraising result that he achieved through his Superhero Walk in 2017. Not only did the funds raised by Tas make an incredible difference to the children and families that are cared for by Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice, but it was a wonderful to opportunity to raise awareness along the way.
People that may have never heard of Bear Cottage were inspired by Tas and we were so fortunate to have him as our advocate. A true ‘superhero’ in our eyes”.
Lake Macquarie to Manly
Tas walked around Heffron Park in Maroubra for 24 hours dressed as 24 different superheroes.
The whole Maroubra community got behind the Superhero Walk and it was the first time Tas was joined by fellow Superheroes as they kept him going.
The funds raised contributed to a new playground, aptly named the Superhero Playground for the rapidly growing, Maroubra Bay Public School.
“We were so grateful to have The Superhero Walk raise funds for KidzWish’s Appeals Program. Money raised directly helped 4 children with equipment to improve their life outcomes.
We were able to support Jacob by fixing his wheelchair, Georgia received orthotics to alleviate pain she was experiencing while walking, Kiara received a CPAP machine to help with her breathing and Nicola was gifted with free physiotherapy services.”
Sydney to Shellharbour
“The funds have allowed us to be able to purchase food items to create 906 lunch packs which will be distributed to local schools for students arriving at school without having breakfast and no packed lunch.
It’s an amazing feeling knowing that thanks to your work, during term 4 Goulburn kids we will be able to be supported ensuring they have a full belly and the best opportunities to learn. We will also be providing schools with additional resources such as stationary, headphones, craft supplies to help further enrich their learning experiences.”
Angels for the Forgotten
Canberra to Goulburn
"The Superhero Walk are an incredible fundraising machine. They made it possible for 5 families to attend our yearly camp where kids get the chance to take a break from their illness and parents get some much needed respite”