Most of you know my story when it comes to diabetes and fundraising as this is now my 8th JDRF walk. I have a very personal connection to Type One, being diagnosed when I was six and having two sisters and other family members being diagnosed also. As well as being involved with JDRF for approximately 9 years, I have been associated with Diabetes Tasmania for over a decade. The amazing people, both Type One or those who work with us, I have met over the years constantly provide me with the motivation to get out and fundraise or volunteer wherever I can. JDRF are the world leader in findifu research that can and will help the lives of so many incredible diabetics that this year I again will be pulling on the walking boots to try and raise as much as I can.
What started as me walking from Devonport to Burnie and raising $750 has so far resulted in me (and some amazing friends) walking the entire northern coastline of Tasmania, climbing 9 mountains and raising over $22,000. So I got to thinking, where now? I can't go any further east or west. So now I'm going south. The Tasmanian Trail runs 480km from Devonport to Dover and this year I hope to get the Devonport to Deloraine leg out of the way, over two nights.
I am astutely aware that my fundraising walks are made possible and successful by the generosity of some repeat offenders; family and friends who donate time and time again as well as those who help out logistically or walk with me. Not to forget those who amazingly offer support from their own small businesses. I feel guilty every year asking for people to continue to help and support these walks, but when I think of how much the money can help JDRF better the lives of so many of us, I swallow my pride and ask yet again. I am optimistically aiming for $5000 again, and if you could throw me even the small change behind the couch you will receive in return my eternal gratitude, stupid selfies of me on my walk and, of course, choc chip bikkies*
* Bikkies delivered between 7 and 150,000 business days
My Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army
Thank you to my Sponsors
To my favourite grandchild 😍
Well done mate!
Keep up the great work young Daniel. Just a small donation for your big effort.
Justin And Jo Kearney
Bernadette And Paul Webb
Well done as usual Daniel xx
You do such an amazing job
nice work as always FUD!!
Good luck on your epic challenge!
Ash, Joe & Reubs Amore
Stragglers this year - sorry its late and well done team Webb xx
You’re amazing love ❤️
Cookies can be replaced with beer right?? 😜
Go champ. So proud of you nephew. Love Didge
Amazing effort as always Daniel! (Better late than never, right!?! :P )
Sam And Liz
Yeah Denz! Amazing work as always xx
Emma And Michael
I seriously can't remember if I donated or not yet for this one. So sorry if its late!! I blame old age :-)
Go you good thing.
Fav Cuz Anna
Go Daniel!! You are a true t1d champion, and all the community is behind you! Thank you for everything you do.
Lucjan And Angela Derda
You bloody legend!!
Sorry I'm late
Schnitzel Von Krum
Probably owe you more than this in Uber eats
Good luck mate! Proud of you.
Awesome work as per usual!
You're a beast 😚
You are my hero 😜 .... Good Luck!
Chris & Phoebe
Great work mate
Good luck Daniel
Rachel Davidson (fellow Type 1)
Good on you Daniel!
Amazing work as always Daniel!!
Have always thought and always will think you are a star Dahnool!
Tia Maria Poutama
Kia kaha Daniel!
Great effort Daniel!!!
Again, awesome work cousin!
Well done Cousin, love Rod and Sarah xx
Good luck mate 👍
Go for gold Daniel and please save me a cookie, I'll collect it in July!
Don't forget your trendy sticks!
Great effort mate 😃
All the best for the walk and for your fundraising.
Always such an inspiration to me. Love you Dwebb x love Simo x
Melissa And Ryan Devine
Part 1 🤗
You are an inspiration Dan as well as being totally awesome 👏🏼:)
Yet again kicking arse and inspiring us all cuz xxx
Katie And Kirby
Go Daniel xx love katie and kirby
I can only donate a small amount this time as I am a broke unemployed student again! Yay for me haha, good luck on the walk mate.