PADDLE FOR PREMS

Take on your own challenge

PADDLE FOR PREMS

On Saturday December 10th 2022, we will complete a half marathon 21km (on stand up paddle boards down the Murrumbidgee river) to raise much needed funds for ‘Running for Premature Babies Foundation.’ 

This wonderful foundation purchases life-saving neonatal equipment and funds groundbreaking research that give critically ill and premature babies a better chance of survival. 

We know quite a lot about this equipment as on December 7th 2021 we welcomed our son Oscar at 28 weeks. For eight weeks our beautiful boy relied on the incredible staff and life saving equipment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children in Canberra and for another two weeks in the Special Care Nursery at the Griffith Hospital.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide more urgently needed and vital equipment for both of these wonderful hospitals.

My husband and I are not naturally gifted athletes… but like our son did in those first 10 weeks of his life, we will fight, persevere and go from strength to strength with our training to help us achieve our goal!

We are based in a remote location of NSW and for months we were over 500km from home.

Hopefully this equipment could mean that one day a family in a similar situation may have further options to be able to stay closer to home rather than an immediate transfer to a larger centre.

We greatly appreciate any support offered & thank you for making a tax deductible donation for this amazing cause

Please help celebrate our little boy’s first birthday and we will see you on the mighty Murrumbidgee!

Sheila and Grant x

Thank you to my Sponsors

$5.02k

Alison Nash

Paddle power to Sheila&Grant

$1.02k

Darcy And Perri Volz

Good luck with the paddle, Looking forward to cheering you on from the riverbank.

$1.02k

Kelly Healey

What a wonderful cause. Well done!!!!!

$875

Sally Smith

Go Shee &G

$520

Ovens Junction Pastoral Co Pty Ltd

Well done Sheila & Grant! My boy too was prem by 7 weeks. Wishing you all the best for the paddle. Warm regards, Bronwyn.

$520

Hamish

Hope your going downstream! Great thing to to do.

$520

Blinds By Peter Meyer

Such an awesome adventure and what a wonderful cause! We wish you all the best for the crazy journey ahead! All the best from the team at Blinds by Peter Meyer, cheers Simon

$500

Sheila Smith

$500

Tiento

All the best Sheila and team. Happy birthday to Oscar. You are one lucky boy!

$500

Terra Ag

$500

The Textile Company

Best of luck Sheila and Grant. What a great cause!

$316.50

Wes Volz

$263.75

Lynn Clark

$263.75

Mel & Paddy

Paddle power! You’ll be at the finish line before you know it.

$263.75

F + N Maynard

Happy paddling, we'll wave + give sustenance as you pass.

$263.75

Cromwell

$263.75

Circa Ad Jewels

Good luck guys … a wonderful idea and obviously a great cause

$250

Lou And Tris

Just Awesome!! Love you guys xx

$211

Anne Milliken

$211

Emma Bruckner

We love you Oscar! Go She and G!! Love Emma, Heath, John and Alice xxx

$211

Anonymous

$211

Bill & Catia Lenehan

Happy paddling and all the best!

$211

Houston Family

Paddle like champions!!

$211

Low Family

Good luck team She & G!

$211

Lynne Shirley Schiller

$211

Jennifer Ellis

$211

Cox Family

Just keep paddling xxxxxx

$211

Sean And Lauren Ohara

$211

Tom Mornement

What a team 🙌🙌 xo

$211

Hamish And Claire Cormack

$211

The Weedings

Sup guys 🤙🏼

$211

Kelly & Kee

Sending lots of love, hugs and a whole lot of energy for the big paddle! Incredible effort in every aspect. GO TEAM!

$211

John & Anna Bull

Good luck Grant & She. Great cause x

$211

Anonymous

$211

Tom & Kate

What a fantastic effort!

$211

Alice Maloney

Good luck guys!

$211

Cam Farrell

Great initiative!

$211

Richard Stevens

Good on you legends!

$200

Dg Harrison Engineering Pty Ltd (hay)

$200

Two Billy Buttons

$200

Sar And Gerald Grogan

Go team! Such an important cause. Well done. Plenty of photos please and no jet skis Sheila…

$200

Peter And Nicola Lawrence

$200

Camilla Molders

$200

Hufton Fam

$200

Jock And Amy Fowler

Amazing stuff guys!! Happy paddling 💪🥰

$200

Pat & Ell

Good Luck & Well done.

$200

Sal Crooke

$158.25

Jo Delia

Good luck Sheila and Grant. xxxx

$158.25

Sarah Mcphee Interiors

Cheering you on Sheila and Grant! xx

$131.88

Anonymous

$131.88

Sally Smith

Go paddling Shee & G!

$105.50

Sam And Nicholas Harrison

Well done Sheila and Grant! Wishing you all the best with the half marathon.

$105.50

Dixon Family

$105.50

Skye Stuart

So proud of you all! Prince Oscar is just amazing, sending so much love xoxo

$105.50

Ian Frood Pty Ltd

$105.50

Bill & Jenny Sheaffe

$105.50

Anna And Alex Duff

A wonderful foundation doing a great job

$105.50

Anneliese Bell

$105.50

Jack & Sibyl Hooke

Lots of love and encouragement

$105.50

Susie Sherratt

$105.50

Johnston Family

Super strong team best wishes

$105.50

Dickie & Georgie Selman

You don’t need it but good luck!

$105.50

Ben Doak

$105.50

Emily Barber

Good luck! Already shown incredible strength , you’ll nail the paddle Wonderful cause Em and Barb’s x

$105.50

Mitch Salvestro And Family

All the best, and a big HAPPY 1st birthday to your warrior !!

$105.50

Pip And Bill

Have a wonderful day on the 9th Dec x

$105.50

Clem Finn And William

Well done Sheila and Grant, Oscar is a superstar and can’t wait to visit in Hay! Lots of love and great efforts.

$105.50

Pia And Ross Smillie

$105.50

Helen Morphett

Good luck Sheila and Grant with your half marathon.

$105.50

Foodie Friends

Well done Sheila and Grant !

$100

Simon, Anna And Mabel Dennis

Good work Oscar’s mum and dad! (Go Kermit!) Mabel Dennis Xxx

$100

Adrian, Fleur & Sybil

All the best for the paddle Grant and Sheila! Such an important foundation for these special babies!

$100

Bel, Deno, Lily And Ru Bainger

Well done to the three of you - can’t wait to hear how you get on xxx

$100

Jen And Jackson

$58.03

Donna Herden

$58.03

Jon Meys

$52.75

Margaret Gleeson

Great cause!

$52.75

Sarah & Sam

Strongest team of 3 I know!

$52.75

Bec Bunyan

Amazing work!

$52.75

Tom & Sarah Hooke

A very worthy cause. Best of luck for the paddle!

$52.75

Renee Flood

$52.75

Michelle Spence

$52.75

Phoebe Bull

Love to support such a wonderful cause

$52.75

The Jenkins

Oscar is a lucky boy. Great work and good luck guys ox

$52.75

Julia Watt

Amazing cause! Well done Sheils and Grant and thank you for sharing your experience. So glad Oscar was able to receive this incredible care. Much love to you all xx

$52.75

The Perkins Family

What a moving video of your special little man Oscar! Good on you guys for rallying and paddling for a great cause. Xx

$50

Carrington, Couch & The Minis

Incredible initiative Legends xx

$50

Chloe Burgess

Go Sheila!!

$21.10

Cliff Butt

Hope you have fun and raise lot's of money

$21.10

Jen Clark

Good luck guys! You rock!

$21.10

Edwina Affleck