The Penguin Has Landed

peddling_penguin-150x150Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without a name.

With these words written 200 years ago by Sir Walter Scott and made even more famous by one of the penguin’s heroes, the Tasmanian-born Vietnam war photojournalist Neil Davis, Prevelly’s favourite son, Patrick Thompson arrived beachside in Taree.

A small crowd of people gathered at the Old Bar beach to witness Patrick pour a bottle of water he has carried from Prevelly beach into the Tasman Ocean.

There were some very special friends to meet him at the beach including his two great nieces, Olivia and Hannah Lewis, Taree school girls, who along with their class have been great supporters of Patrick’s fund raising journey. That’s them at right with Patrick and Percy. Many thanks to the Manning River Times for the picture.


Remember Sinead – 2003

sineadlong1In 2003, every school in WA was asked to Remember Sinead by wearing something yellow to school in her memory. Sinead was a brave and gifted girl who was so funny and smart, but she also had leukaemia. Sinead fought hard but she lost her battle in 2003.Sinead was only 12 years old.

In WA there are some doctors and researchers who are working hard to find a way to cure children’s cancer and leukaemia. All the gold coin donations will be going to help them do this at The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation in Perth .

We need to show all the kids in Western Australia who have cancer how much we care about them and how much we want to see a cure by giving generously. The children and young people of Western Australia can make a difference.