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 Sydneyâ€™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!
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
Cam Grey, Local Life Guard and Surf Club Member
Willie Bishop, Brothers4Brothers
Jamie Doran from The Bachelor
Sam Snowden, Blokes Advice
Lacey M & Cam Simmons
Sarah Day, Meriel Frost & Bonnie Redman from The Clontarf Sisterhood
Georgieâ€™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.
Georgieâ€™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 says â€œI 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 differenceâ€.
Thank you Georgie, you are an inspiration!