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Manly Local walks 24 hours for those-in-Need

On July 10th 2020, local Georgie Furze, walked for 24 hours straight to raise money for Community Northern Beaches. Community Northern beaches is a Manly based charity that is the largest community hub on Sydney’s Northern Beaches offering wrap-around services to support those in the areas of Domestic Violence, Homelessness, Family and Teen Welfare, Mental Health, New Immigrant Settlement and more.

When COVID-19 hit Sydney, 28 year old local Georgie lost her job in the fitness industry. Georgie made a conscious decision to use her time help others rather than sit around and wait for new opportunities to come to her. She came up with a plan to walk 24 hours straight, from Queenscliff to Shelley Beach in Manly. Georgie recruited locals and local businesses to walk with her for an hour each throughout the 24 hour period. Below is the list of the awesome souls who supported Georgie & Community Northern Beaches and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts!

Georgie’s Friends and Family came out in the rain to cheer her as she crossed the finish line after a gruelling 24 hour walk. It was a very emotional time for all present!

James Griffin, MP Member for Manly

Tony Bonner (Actor best known for his roles in Skippy, Cop Shop & Skyways)

Greg & Maree Bennett, Bennett Surfboards

Michael Burgio, Novak Properties Northern Beaches

Nada Vescio, Watermark Residences

The Hotel Steyne, Manly

Cam Grey, Local Life Guard and Surf Club Member

Willie Bishop, Brothers4Brothers

Jamie Doran from The Bachelor

Sam Snowden, Blokes Advice

Ray Humphries

Swiss 8

Declan Cleary

Neil Curits

The New Brighton Hotel

Lisa Gunn

Lacey M & Cam Simmons

Connor Petterson

Nick Grant

Sarah Day, Meriel Frost & Bonnie Redman from The Clontarf Sisterhood


Georgie’s Mum & Dad

John Kelly, Executive Manager Community Northern Beaches

The amazing Jarrad Peters, from Wolf Creative donated his time and took awesome professional pictures of Georgie and friends in the final hour & crossing the finish line.

Georgie’s walk was a massive success achieved through the stamina to complete 138,800 steps, raising awareness and donating $7680 to Community Northern Beaches supporting the vulnerable in our community.

Georgie gets support in the last minutes of her 24 hour walk from her younger brother and John Kelly, Manager Community Northern Beaches.

Georgie says “I cant wait to do more things like this throughout my life. I now want to do a course with Lifeline to help on the suicide helpline & chat to those who are struggling. I love helping people and nothing feels better than making a difference”.

Thank you Georgie, you are an inspiration!

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