Gabrielle Robens

Big Walk for Little Kids 2020

My Activity Tracking

180
kms

My target 180 kms

One week to go!

Wow!! So many shifts in the goal posts, Dustin Martin would be proud (good work Tigers!)

I’ll have to pull the boots on and hit the muddy trails this week to really express gratitude to you for your support, expressed in so many ways along the journey. 

Ten years of volunteering deserves a big thank you to Camp Quality for all the camps I’ve been able to be a part of. So much effort goes into the organising, you can start to understand where such a vibrant community of people come from, so inspired by the kids and their families and supporters. 
Thank you! Let’s keep this up until the ghouls go home 11:59pm 31 October !!

Cracked the century!!

Wow. Thanks buddies. Your support kicked me along the trail to achieve kilometres I did not think were going to come from these unfit legs. 
Fond memories of watching kids on camp get amongst their own junior masterchef ending in flour fights. Or the time they met Ricky-Lee Coulter with a vollie coordinated flash mob after an amazing few days away in Narrabeen. 

I’m one very  grateful gal! 

What a community to be a part of!

Mind blown ? 

Such generosity my dear friends, thank you so much. Collectively, we’ve raised $700,000 for Camp Quality so far. Warms my little heart.

Charities have been working and reworking to make ends meet through COVIDdays. Our original plan for a fundraiser was to walk the GR20 across Corsica and hope to raise $200,000 for that fortnight’s effort, your generosity for this reworked Big Little Walk For Little Kids is so very appreciated. There’ll be no Giggle Ball this year either, leaving a big hole in the budget. 

So THANK YOU for your giving spirit. What a beautiful community we have. 

Let’s get out there and STRUT through these walks. Chris Hemsworth would. Riiiight.

Nearly half way there !

Couch time and feet are up! How these hundred-k’er buddies of mine have knocked up those digits already is beyond me! Training with a purpose is the real reason. Trek4kids Corsica‘s 170km odd would have been trained for and completed in a non COVID, alternate universe. I would have had a bit of fun trying to keep up with that team. Beach recovery sessions would have been fun. 

Not as fun as having 100 odd kids on graduate camp learning to surf together. Good days! The kids love a giggle rashy and lots of colourful zinc under a CQ hat on camp. I’ve been lucky enough to see kids start and grow with CQ, seeing them graduate from the program. It’s a colourful and family full of good company. 
Deejay, my first camper was such fun! I loved seeing her graduate with the girlfriends she made along the way. There were so many tears when they said goodbye and hopped on buses heading out to different regions from camp, faces and hands up against the window... lucky there were loads of lollies on board!!

Keep walking my friends, we’re nearly half way there!!  
I’d better go and stretch. 

Giving back to mark ten years

2020 has been quite the year! For me it marked ten years of volunteering for Camp Quality as a companion to so many brilliant kids on camps. So to mark the occasion I’m walking to raise some funds to give back to CQ so they  can keep filling kids’ days with joy to distract from heavy days on their cancer journeys. 

Strap your boots on and watch out for the goofetti brightening your October days.
Let’s get out there, walk it out and send some charitable vibes to a deserving not-for-profit. 

Support my Big Walk for Little Kids

Every day, 2 Australian families are given the heart-breaking news that their child has cancer.

I've joined the Big Walk for Little Kids to support kids facing cancer.

I'm walking to raise funds for Camp Quality to support their services and programs to help children aged 0-13 years old who are dealing with their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a brother, sister, mum or dad.

By creating positive memories, Camp Quality helps change the cancer story for kids and their families. Please support my walk to give kids and families the break from cancer they urgently need. As they say at Camp Quality “laughter is the best medicine”, so please give generously so we can spread those smiles far and wide.

Thank you so much.

My Badges

You sponsored a virtual puppet playdate to put a big smile on a kid’s face.

You sponsored a kid to attend a Family Camp.

You sponsored a kid to attend a Kid’s Camp

Thank you to my supporters!

$250.56

Tim Dawson

Thank you for doing so much good Gab:)

$200

Davej

Go Gab....

$200

Ainsley Rajah

Gabs you incredible women... crack that 170km... I know you’ve got it in you with a few laps around the lake! Xx

$192.10

Scott Welsh

$156.60

Cath Ingram

Gab you are so generous and caring. Go girl!

$150

Cq Chocolate Stall

Thanks to team Health and the chocolate stall for supporting the fundraising effort through COVID. The first of many installments (ahhh Dad jokes!)

$125.28

Gabrielle Mcgill

Wow Gab love you and your dedication to this !

$125.28

Arius Tolstoshev

$125.28

Malcolm Bowditch

$125.28

Amy Kasparian

You’re amazing Gabby 🥰

$125.28

Jana

You’re amazing Gab!

$125.28

Prashaanthi S

Love that we can go on this journey with you..go, Gab!

$125.28

Greg

Go Gabi!

$120

Maree Summerfield

You are awesome 😉

$104.40

The Janmaats

Thanks for the bright posts everyday and all your efforts on this challenge!

$104.40

Paul Flannery

Love your work Gabster! You’re a bloody legend! Flanners x

$104.40

Drew Browne

Your generosity and empathy to those in need of fun and support is one of defining qualities as a person. Only too happy contribute to this cause.

$104.40

Manik Mahajan

The rounding error needs to be fixed

$100

David Robens

Happy walking!

$100

Gabrielle Robens

$100

Manik Mahajan

Kicking goals. So proud of you, Gab! xoxo

$78.30

Jacqui

Love you Gab. You rock! 🧡

$71

Lin Tseng

What a great cause Gab!

$57.42

Tess Schwarz

Go Gabi. 👏🏼👏🏼😘

$57.42

Kess Mackay

Go Gabs!

$57.42

Fran Hyde

Great work Gabby!!

$57.42

Fay

Love the walking inspo on your socials and love walking with you!!

$57.42

Charles Wann

$57.42

James Swann

$57.42

Tim Ellis

$57.42

Michael Robens

Good luck

$55

Aaron And Meita Watson

Great stuff Gab! Cheers, Az and Met

$52.20

Kristie Broadhead

Go Gab, you superwoman!! Brilliant effort for an amazing cause!

$52.20

Jess Howard

Go Gab!

$52.20

Anna Waddington

Amazing effort Gab.

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

David Hicks

$52.20

John Robens

$52.20

Anonymous

Keep up the good work Gabrielle.

$50

Matt Ryan

$50

Dan Webb

Great work Gab

$41.76

Mike Matthew

You go girl! Your commitment to this organisation is fabulous Gabrielle.

$41.76

Carly Jordan

10 years volunteering is absolutely incredible!! Very inspiring gabs!

$40

Holly J

Amazing work Gab! 😘

$36.54

Lyall

Great effort Gab, well done 👍

$36.54

Felicity, Coline And Daisy

Go Gab!

$36.54

Liz

Go Gabby! You’re amazing!

$36.54

Kate Finney

You are such a beautiful person, always caring/doing for others. Xxx

$36.54

Tracey Hardy

Well done Gab xoxo

$36.54

Rooster Boy

Great cause, thanks for everything you do Gab.

$35

Rebekah Kofoed

$35

Claire Lawson

You’re a star Gab! Love your work! X

$30

Andy Lee

Go Gab! Great cause to be walking for :)

$26.10

Daniel Keung

$26.10

Jean Herring

Good for you Gabi .....one step at a time!

$26.10

Nathan Boyle

Well done, go for it.

$20.88

Mojgan Bashiri

Good on you Gaby!

$20.88

Brett Johnson

Love ya work Gabby!

$20.88

Ruth Chatterton

$20.88

Siobhan Dillon

$20.88

Lisa

Go Gab- such a great cause too!

$20

Tracey Hesketh

Go Gabi!

$10.44

Anonymous

$10.44

Trin Gong

Good luck!

$5

Ricky Fung

Go Gab!