Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Statements by Members
Bennelong Electorate: Leukaemia Foundation
Members who were here in 2015 may remember my 100-kay walk around the electorate, raising money and awareness for motor neurone disease. All will be pleased to know that it's back this year, with the only change being that we are supporting the Leukaemia Foundation. A letter and a map of my walk will be hitting MPs' letterboxes today with details of where I have been walking and where I'm going to and, importantly, how to donate.
I started walking the week before parliament came back. I've already covered about 40 kays, visiting dozens of schools and shops and even taking my good friend the Minister for Aged Care—he was more aged after the walk!—to some of the local aged-care homes. The response has been outstanding. I'm always amazed by the generosity of local residents, especially the kindness of the schools, who are amongst the biggest fundraisers so far. At the end of the walk, I'll be participating in the World's Greatest Shave, with the honour of shaving going to the school, business or MP who donates the most. The member for Fisher took part in this excellent event earlier this year, so, if you wish me to look like him, give generously.