Push from the Bush

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Push from the Bush

Pushing a pram 260 kilometres in the thick of summer … crazy, right?


In January 2022 I will walk from Orange Health Service to the Royal Hospital for Women at Randwick to raise funds for the Running for Premature Babies Foundation. This wonderful organisation gives premature babies a better chance of survival through the provision of life-saving neonatal equipment.


The reason I know this is because my own twin daughters would not be here if not for that very equipment.
After a difficult pregnancy for Renee, my wife, our daughters Ellie and Zoe were born in February. In their first days and weeks they were cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Royal Hospital for Women before being transferred to Orange Health Service’s special care unit.


Our gorgeous girls survived thanks to the incredible staff at both hospitals and the availability of life-saving neonatal equipment donated by Running for Premature Babies.


My goal is to raise $65,000 to provide more urgently needed and vital equipment for both these wonderful hospitals: a resuscitation cot for Orange Health Service’s special care unit and a humidicrib for the Royal Hospital for Women’s NICU.


The scale of the challenge I’m undertaking is reasonably daunting. To be honest, I’m expecting it to take a significant toll on my body and mind. To be more honest, I’m shitting myself. But knowing that this walk will give premature babies a better chance of survival and help other families be as lucky as mine is all the motivation I need.


I’d really appreciate any support you or your business can offer.


Thank you in advance for making a tax deductible donation and helping me achieve this goal. By doing so, you’ve helped sustain lives that haven’t even started yet. Amazing.


Thanks again, see you on the road to Randwick.

Glenn

My Updates

Facebook page

Hi All,

I have a Facebook page dedicated to this fundraiser. 

Search @glennspushfromthebush

Updates on training, events and the walk itself will be added. And as a bonus I’ll add some photos of my girls too!?

Walk Club

What’s the first rule of Fight Club? Never talk about Flight Club. ? 

Yeah, well guess what… those rules don’t apply to Walk Club. Shout out to the legends who joined me on Sunday for 22kms. A very decent walk.?

Total walking km total:
Hugh Brown - 5kms
Dom Maley - 22kms
Jacob Sands - 22kms **notable mention - Sandsi doesn’t even have Facebook yet knew to turn up!

This Saturday I’ll be doing something a little bit different in an effort to prep for the Blue Mountains section of the walk. I’m going to walk the Federal Falls loop at least twice…. Maybe a third time if I’ve got it in me. ? ?

It’s just under 4kms per loop but don’t let that fool you… it’s a toughy. If you’re free and looking for a challenge (and want to feel the burn ?) let me know.

Disclaimer: bring your defibrillator - I may just need it!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$8k

Pmw Giving

$5k

Pmw Finance

$5k

Pmw Plus

$5k

Jle Mining And Tunnelling

$5k

Awcon Pty Ltd

$4.5k

Rotary Daybreak Orange And Supporters

$3.5k

The Agrestic Grocer

Well done on all the fund-raising Glenn...Glad to be a hat winner and happy to be donating a prize to the event too.

$3.21k

Andrew Mcpaul

Amazing work so far!

$2.5k

Orange City Council

$2.43k

Our City Real Estate

Melbourne Cup fundraising effort !!!

$2.05k

Maddie West

Keep pushing hard.....incredible work. Catch up soon.

$2.01k

Domino’s Orange

Fantastic All the Team at Domino’s are with you!

$2.01k

Our City Real Estate

Well done mate - OC team is behind you (unless we are walking then I am well in front) (oh cat oh)

$2.01k

Finlease Regional

Legend!

$2k

Orange Ex-services

$1.75k

Kerry Porter

Such an amazing cause. Sending you lots of luck for your massive walk.

$1.66k

Andrew Crump Town Planning

Awesome stuff Ako!!!

$1.52k

Central West Power Construction

Brads hair and eye brows

$1.51k

Max Schofield

$1.51k

Freo Group Pty Ltd

Good luck, fantastic cause.

$1.5k

Ecoscape Solutions

$1.5k

W I

$1.36k

Hannah Voican

You are achieving things only people dream to do! We are all so proud of your incredible drive, effort and determination for raising awareness and serious cash for this amazing cause. Good luck with keeping the sunburn and blisters away! X

$1.35k

Domino’s Doughraiser

$1.21k

Cfd

Good Job mate

$1.21k

Lan Snowden

$1.16k

Kathryn Grossmith

$1.06k

Kim In Honour Of My Little Warrior Friend Oscar

Hat #21. Such a great cause

$1.04k

Derham Interiors

Stoked to finally have a cap!!

$1.02k

Anonymous

$1.02k

Adam Fleming

Brads hair (about bloody time)!

$1.02k

Gary Stevenson Willowdene Homes

"Brad's Hair" What a great cause, and Willowdene Homes will always support locals - Goodluck with the "Push"

$1.02k

Steamatic Central West

All of us at Steamatic will be cheering you on!

$1.01k

Village Physio And Rehab

You are an inspiration Glenn. Will be there to watch you cross the line. Rehab gear in tow if you need it. Much love. Xxx

$1.01k

Sj & Aa Atkinson Buildsr

$1.01k

Graham

$1.01k

Studio Desire Hair Design

$1.01k

Magnolia Lane

What a great initiative and wonderful cause, Ako. All the very best!!

$1,000

L&h Group

Brad's Hair

$910

Roberts Family

$910

Flora Mortimer

Thank you very much Glenn.

$850

Westinspect

$810

Anonymous

$810

Madden Partners

$795

Katie Baddock

BIG Love Glenn

$780

Trent Build

$760

Dee O'brien

Lawnmower!

$710

Dannielle Grossmith

$700

Jeffrey & Lucy Stewart

Your doing an awesome jog Ako. Well done for all of your efforts so far.

$680

Bradley Ashton

Good luck Glenn. Awesome effort

$650

Matthew Maley

$599

Dtc Electrical

$580

Ecoscape Solutions

$516

Trent Build

$515

Westruss

Brad's Hair - be gone! Forgive me if i walk past you in the street! Great work Glenn, this is a super effort that we are pleased to support.

$515

Orange Real Estate

Brad to chop his locks. Well done great cause

$510

Lachlan Bullock

$510

Lan Snowden

What an amazing thing to do Glenn!!! Full support from the team here at Our City Real Estate.

$510

Mitchell Beer

$510

Rich & Rumble

Brad's Hair

$510

Tangled Hair And Beauty Salon

What an amazing thing to do! If you need any hair or beauty tips on the way, we are here to help 😂😜

$510

Ash Holmes

$510

Ghqs Pty Ltd

$510

Shane Webster

Such a good cause chop it off Brad

$500

Banksia Building

‘Brad’s Hair’

$500

Sue Moffatt

Moving talk yesterday. All the best for your fundraising.

$500

O2 Electrical

Brad's hair.

$500

Team Archie

The Tarasenko’s and Team Archie will be supporting you every step of the way ! The challenge you have set is not for the faint hearted but like you said perfectly what these little ones have to go through is a whole lot more ! You are a Legend and what you are out to archive will be helping so many families like it did our 🙏🙏🙏

$500

Colour City Building

$500

Cath Vins

Glenn you, your wife and your two beautiful girls are an absolute inspiration. This is such an incredible cause and is so close to many of our hearts. We could not be prouder to support you and your push from the bush! Thank you for sharing your story and I can't wait to follow you on your walk. Cath Vins

$500

Ryan Sinclair

Well done Ako, What a cracking auction- all the best on the walk 🤙🏻

$500

Bathurst Motor Inn

Bradley's Hair

$500

Jason Jurd

$500

Kim Gannon

Great work Ako!! From the Thompson’s & Gannon’s

$471

Jordan Smith

$440

Ash Holmes

$380

Piet Flynn

For the fresh fodder auction

$375

Tmeeka Sharp

$360

Di

Well done Glenn

$360

Matt Press

$313.20

Cwpc Cwpc

Brads eye brows

$310

Dean Meredith

Congratulations with what your doing, amazing achievement for such a great cause

$310

Dave Neil

This is the best thing to come out of Shadforth since ... ah ... um ... This is the best thing to come out of Shadforth! Fantastic mate.

$310

Matt + Nicky Coote

Yes Ak! We will cheering you on with the best 'duh duh duh da duh duh da duh duh daaa' Great effort mate

$310

Kimberley Lange

$310

Cheney Suthers Lawyers

Such a fantastic cause Glenn, well done!

$310

Cured

Great work Glenn 👍what a fantastic cause

$310

Celia Derwin

"Push it" ~ Salt-N-Pepa https://youtu.be/vCadcBR95oU

$310

Michael Derwin

$300

Bridget

$270

Anonymous

$270

Charlie Whiteley

Great effort Ako, all the best for the walk.

$261

Alex And Nicolle

Congratulations Glen. Such amazing work you’re doing for a such a great cause!

$260

Mg Constructions Australia P/l

$260

Bens Auto Repairs & Service Centre

Best of luck on your push from the bush journey.

$250

Anonymous

Brads Hair Great cause!

$250

Bianca Sciuto

$244.40

Bec Wilson

Congrats on what you’ve already achieved. A lot of hard work and sweat is paying off. Can’t wait to see you cross that finish line! You are one incredible Human!!!

$213.20

Luci Hazzard

$210.08

Sam & Paul Chant

We are so thankful for the care given by the wonderful team at Orange SCN to us and our girls in their first weeks after birth. What you have achieved so far is truly amazing - still with much more to give. Big love to you Glenn (and your support team) for what you are doing!

$208.80

Mad Earthworks

Brad's Hair

$208.80

Matt Coote

25 ft putt on the 7th with a hockey stick Glenn

$208.80

Ever Hospitality Group

Good luck Brad! from your favourite caffeine suppliers :)

$208

Josh Wright

Brads hair. Wish I was there to cut it off

$208

Bruce Townsend

Brad's hair locks

$208

Sandra Kelly

Glenn - I really hope you make old mate - good luck

$208

Amber Tiles Orange

Right behind you ! We know this has been a long haul, and no-one can do it without the wonderful help from our hospitals, nurses and doctors- but they also need the equipment to make their jobs a little easier! Good luck- this is also going to be a long haul !!!

$208

Team Reeves

You are an absolute legend mate. We will be rooting for you every step of the way Glenn!

$208

Ben, Rachael + Patrick Slattery

Great work Glenn!!!

$208

Karen & Nigel Wagstaff

Great work Glenn for a fantastic cause. Our 6 week premmie twin granddaughters, Grace and Florence, received the best care from the wonderful staff at the Orange special care unit.

$200

Matt Sharwood And Erin Roughley

Brad's Hair

$200

Amelia Wagstaff And Brock Jaeger

From one lot of premmie twin girl parents to another, this is amazing! The SCN at Orange was phenomenal with our gals and with us. Good luck with your walking !

$156.60

Harrison Leabeater

Harri leabeater golf cart

$156.60

Mitch Crump

$156.60

Dave Neil

$156.60

Anonymous

Cart

$156.60

Orange Real Estate

Golf cart

$150

Joel And Em

Get rid of brads hair !

$150

Sam Duff

Sam Duff Golf cart

$150

Adam Fleming

$150

George Eleftheriou

Legend

$150

Nathan Howarth

$150

Bradley Collins

Cart Brad collins electrical

$150

Matthew Maley

$135.20

Kengary Gym Members-good Luck With The Pram Push.

From Kengary Gym members-great cause Glenn.

$104.40

Lok And Laura

Brads hair!!

$104.40

Nicole & Pete Johnson

Such a great cause!! We can’t wait to see brads hair chopped off.

$104.40

Jacinta Gosper

Brads hair

$104.40

Morgan Insurance

Brads Hair

$104.40

Sean And Riss Duffy

For Brad's Hair! Great cause. Best wishes

$104.40

Stephen Wright

Let’s get rid of brads hair

$104.40

Mark Maggs

'Brad's Hair'

$104

Jordan Smith

Inspired! Good luck mate.

$104

Rhet Humphrys

$104

Steve & Vicki Bray

Glenn Ako…you have made your family, your friends and your community very proud. Great effort mate 👍🏼

$104

Sophie Smith

Yup this is a crazy idea but an awesome one too! What a difference you will be making to hundreds of other families! Good luck Glenn - I can't wait to cheer you over the finish line at the Royal Hospital for Women! Sophie xxx

$104

Hilary

Can’t wait to follow along! Well done 💜

$104

Sean Gurr

Good on ya mate, best of luck with it!

$104

Deb Walther

Awesome effort Glenn, all the best in smashing your goal and making it to Randwick in one piece.

$104

Susan Mcmahon

$104

Teegan Langthorne

Great fundraising idea! Good luck!

$104

Emma C

Go get it big dawg

$104

Anonymous

Inspirational, shall be following this incredible event. Good luck xx

$104

Grace

Was an absolute honour to be apart of the girls journey! Can’t wait to support you through this one 💜

$104

Amanda Cox

Brad's Hair! Let's wave goodbye to the man bun! Good on you BT!

$104

Em Lyons & Kris Evans

BRAD'S HAIR... Time for those glorious luscious locks to go! And what a cause!! Go Glenn!!

$104

Deirdre Lyons

Brads Hair

$104

Lisa Ditchfield

Amazing effort!! All the best to your beautiful family. From the Ditchfields

$104

Leanne Hodge

Good luck . My granddaughter was born just over 22 weeks premi she was in nicu for 3- 1/2 months at Royal North Shore the doctors and nurses were amazing . Without all the equipment they use I don’t know what would of happened . She is home now and doing fantastic.

$104

Prp Imaging Orange

$104

Tony Gasman

$104

Phil Beecher

Best of luck mate. Don't skip on leg day

$104

Jo Manouk

"Brad's Hair"

$104

Nellie Washington

Good on you Ako! What an immense task for an amazing cause. Can't wait to cheer you along in Sydney!

$104

Felicity Howarth

What a fantastic idea. Best of luck!

$104

Gramax Pty Ltd

Good luck Glenn.

$104

Mark, Ella & Nora

Great work Glenn!

$104

Tim & Emma Ashworth

What an almighty challenge but one for a worth cause Ako! Best of luck legend!

$104

Maria Gatsos

Let me know when you hit Sydney!!

$104

Danielle

Your girls will be so proud of you !!! Amazing Glenn

$104

Marty Silk

Hi Ako an Renee, Wishing you guys all the best on your epic trek and hope you meet all your goals with the fundraising!

$104

Db Building

Fantastic!!! Work a great cause and an amazing effort

$104

Sharn & Todd Willoughby

Absolute legend!

$104

Alice

So proud, Ako!x

$104

Richard Cummins

Good on you Glenn

$104

Matthew West

Give em hell Glynn!

$104

Brad Collins Electrical & Refrigeration

Good on you guys! Awsome achievement

$104

Brett Mc Cormick

Go Glenn.

$104

Robyn Ayres

Brad’s hair.

$104

Lorin Hauville

You’re amazing Ako! Good luck with the walk

$104

Todd Langthorne

You will smash it mate

$104

Anne And Anthony Tonna

$104

Emma Brouff & Kurt Davis

Fantastic effort Glenn 👏 best of luck!

$104

Alex Don

Well done for doing this Ako. Absolute unreal thing to do.

$104

Greg & Karen Curran

$104

Barbara Crawshaw

Happy to help. Good luck.

$104

James .tarasenko

Silent auction :)

$100

Zac Johnson

Good on ya Gelnn!! Awesome stuff mate. Hope we get enough to take Brad's hair off haha hope it grows back

$100

Tony Mcclure

$100

Kathini Harris

Huge effort! Amazing cause! Can’t wait to follow your journey, for Ellie, Zoe and also thinking of my little mate Archie! You’ll smash it!

$100

Ben Swadling

$100

Meredith Maddison

$100

Steve Bigg

Good luck Glenn! Great charity.

$100

Alfios Pizzeria

$100

Kristy Dyer

Such an amazing cause to get behind. Best of luck with your walk!

$100

Kristie Bouffler

Amazing effort Ako what a wonderful cause.

$78.30

Anonymous

$75

Luke Nobes

$52.20

R Shaw

Brad's Hair

$52.20

Jana & Mitch

Get rid of the manbun

$52.20

Dave & Tracey Anderson

'Brad's Hair'

$52.20

Debbie Keyte

‘BRADS HAIR’ Great cause Dude, If you feel a little bare, you can always get a wig!!! 🤣

$52.20

Jason And Tracy Townsend

For Brad's hair

$52.20

Sam Lyons

Brads hair

$52.20

Cody Vardanega

$52.20

The Meeks

Brad and no hair. Won't recognise you.

$52

Ricki Brideoake

All the best with it mate, get some chafe cream so the Dingle berries don’t catch alight

$52

Lisa Dooley

What a fantastic effort.

$52

Donna Prescott

Great idea. Hope it all goes well for you.

$52

Mike Lonsdale

$52

Cath Vins

What a fantastic cause - to know that you will be saving future lives is incredible. Absolutely love this and fully behind you. Best of luck with it and thank you for sharing your families story!

$52

Melhem Elias

Well done Glenn, I'll be waiting for you at the finish line mate.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Amanda Dodson

An amazing contribution to our community Glenn, thank you. I'll be cheering for you!

$52

Amanda Stibbard

$52

Kristen Bentick

Good on you Glenn, wishing you all the best!!!

$52

Lisa-maree Morris

👏👏👏👏👏

$52

Bruce Rawsthorne

Good on you! Our eldest son was a 30 week’er

$52

Glenda Pollard

$52

Nik

Brads hair

$52

Bec Rosser

$52

Bronwyn Davies

When the Little People needed a hero, there he was. May your wheels trundle smoothly!

$52

Stuart Mckenzie

Amazing work mate

$52

Madi Fleck

$52

Erin Pangas

Just had premmie identical twin boys a month ago in orange, 36 weeks they were. Think what you're doing is amazing! Good luck with it all😁💙

$52

Nina Van Der Behr

$52

Jennifer Saggus

$52

Lisa Byrnes

Good luck with the walk. You will smash it 💕💕

$52

Sophie Goudie

Amazing work Ako!

$52

Jake Hansen

$52

Mark Bettinzoli

$50

Kylie Pulling

$50

Anonymous

Go Glenn!!! All the best

$50

Rozzie And Luke

Yeh Brad! Time to clip that mane. Hope to see you looking real schmick soon.

$50

David Nielsen

Good luck

$50

Sam Mcgroder

$50

Bobbie Bowen

Go Ako! Wishing you all the best!

$45

Lorraine Rae

You’ve got this ! Loving the fb posts keep them coming 😀

$41.76

Janita Kelly

Go Brad!! every Girl wishes they had your beautiful locks

$41.60

Colt Punters Club And Associates

Glenn, what you’re doing is inspirational! As our faithful leader, we thought there would be no better way to support you than commit $40 for every successful multi we win from now until the big walk! Knowing our punting form, it’s a surprise we’re making a donation already… or at all for that matter.

$41.60

Colt Punters Club

Another winning multi, another small contribution.

$40

Wise / Watts

“Brad’s Hair”.

$36.40

Paull Young

Good on you Atko this is awesome!

$36.40

Lucia P

$35

Anonymous

$31.32

Hannah

Brad's hair

$31.20

Amanda Jeffriess

$31.20

Dale And Glenn Lee

All the best for this amazing cause Glenn!

$26

Stuart Hoy

$20.88

Iko Iko Hair

Brads Hair

$20.88

Harry Johnston

Brads hair

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Annalies

Brads hair

$20.80

Jeremy Cummins

Great stuff Ako

$20.80

Stacey Burke

$20.80

Lauren Ryan

$20.80

Anne North

Thank you, good luck.

$20.80

Ariarna Bartulovic

An absolutely incredible charity, as a fellow premmie baby myself born at 24 weeks I know the phenomenal work the charity does. All the best for the Push from the Bush

$20.80

Ecoscape Solutions

$20.80

Danni Hudson

$20.80

Keryn Mclennan

Great work Glenn! Good luck

$20.80

Damien Patching

$20.80

Kyra And Kensley Spencer

From another set of sIUGR twin girls, who also wouldn't be here without this type of equipment!

$20.80

Lisa Lindsey

Thank you for your efforts and hope your walk is achieved with great success 😊

$20.80

Olivia Weaver

$20.80

Amie A

Brad's hair!!

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Denise Brown

$20

T. Pittis

“Brad’s Hair “

$20

Dragan Latincic

$20

Nicholas Brookes

What an amazing cause and fundraising challenge Glenn. All the best. Nick Brookes

$20

Emily Stanek

$10.40

Leanne

From nanny, Florence and Grace Jaeger

$7

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