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24-Hour Charity Run Raises Big Bucks

By Daniel Hutton on July 11, 2013 in News


On the second weekend of June, hundreds of Eastern Suburbs locals descended upon the Maroubra Sports Club for the inaugural Plebs, Pro’s & Personalities 24-hour Treadmill Run for Suicide Prevention.

The run pitted six local ‘plebs’ – Aaron More, Ben Higgs, Peter Wilson, Joshua Lee, Nathan Henderson and Natalie Cerda – against a team of over fifty professional sports people and personalities including rugby league players, television stars, local lifeguards, surfers and more, with the aim of running continuously on treadmills for 24 hours.

The event raised over $45,000 for suicide prevention and organiser Aaron ‘Spook’ More could not have been happier with the outcome.

“We were overawed by the amount of community support and involvement we had,” More told The Beast. “It was just overwhelming how many people got involved in it in the end. It was out of control.”

Of course, events such of these are never possible without plenty of helpers, and Moore was quick to show his gratitude.

“Thanks to all the runners and of course our families as well as Renee Gartner, Bianca Vlasic, Danielle Harper, Kyrsty Bishop, Rikki-Lee Calleja, Nat Lonsdale, Melanie Stewart, Sarah Alexander, Muzza Lewis, Kristy Maguire, Ruth Yates and the FTW girls, plus many more who I can’t name off the top of my head,” More said.

It’s not too late to donate either. Just go to and click the link to their donation page. While you’re there you can also check out heaps of photos from the day by clicking on the gallery link.