RUN FOR AVA

By Amanda Pooley

Help me save little lives, support families and fund vital research.

I’m running a Marathon for Red Nose so that they can continue their important work supporting Australian families.

Each year in Australia, over 3,200 babies and children die suddenly and unexpectedly.

That’s nine deaths every day.

This is a cause that is close to my heart, and that is why I am raising funds to help Red Nose work towards a future where no child dies suddenly or unexpectedly.

If you can support my fundraiser, you will be helping to bring care and comfort to families when they need it most.

Your contributions mean Red Nose are one step closer to reaching their goal of zero sudden and unexpected deaths of babies and children.

Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting Aussie families, funding vital research, and saving little lives.

So please dig deep and together, we can make a difference for Red Nose and all the little lives they work so hard to honour.

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Step 1

Wednesday 20th Jul
It'll take me approximately 62,000 steps to run my marathon. Woahhhhh... mind blown. In some ways that doesn't seem like a lot, but in others... wow that's about 5 times more than my daily average. And I'll be running πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈΒ 
Crazy and amazing.

Step 1 for me was finally taking the plunge and signing up for the Sunshine Coast Marathon, my first ever. BIG STEP 1! Parting with 100 odd dollars to run for 42.2km??? Sounds a bit loopy. BUT... what a great way to achieve a lifelong dream and raise money for such a worthy cause, so close to our hearts.

The best part? I get to spend the next 4 weeks talking about our firstborn, Ava, every day. Bringing her into the here and now, even though she died 3 years and just over 4 months ago.

Step 1 is always the BIGΒ  scary first step towards a goal.Β 

Step 1 βœ…Β 

Red-y, set, GO!Β 

RUN FOR AVA ❀

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

Kenton Shaw

Great effort cousin Amanda..!

$422

Phil, Lizzy, Sammy, Stevie, Zac & Harry

In loving honour of Ava. Dearly missed, but forever in our hearts. You are awesome Amanda! Wishing you, Andrew and Hannah all the very best for your marathon. All our love and support!

$355

Ben Pooley

So proud of all my girls and will love them all, forever and always xxx

$300

Peter Shaw

Wonderful, you make us all proud ❀❀❀ Wishing you, Hannah and Andy a great run. Lots of love, Dad ❀❀❀

$265

James & Jen

We miss Ava and think of her often. You're doing an amazing job being her mum, and she'll be with you every step of the 42km!

$265

Anonymous

You've got this Amanda!!! Go go go

$250

John & Sally Dennes

Go Amanda!!! xxx

$250

Re/max Hinterland

Good luck Amanda!! Enjoy the run. :)

$200

Tim Norwood

$150

Kenneth Pooley

$150

Colin And Leanne

Sending love and blessings - esp. for your feet over all those steps!

$134

Tamar & Scott

You’re an amazing, inspirational woman and mother to Ava and Isabel!! Love you all ❀️

$127.20

Anonymous

You are amazing!

$127.20

Jake And Jess Pooley Powell

You make Ava and Isabel (and all of us) so proud. ❀️❀️❀️ Love Jess and Jake

$127.20

Philip And Susan Davidson

$127.20

Andy And Beth Errington

Little did our beautiful Ava know what an incredible legacy she was leaving behind. I’m so proud of you and all you do to help other grieving families, Manda. I’m sure Ava would have been proud, too πŸ’œ

$127.20

River City Trees

We will be thinking of you, Andy and Hannah running today and cheering you on.

$126

Alannah Weslake

I think of Ava often- I know she and Jay would be close in age. I wish she was here ❀️ Never forgotten xx

$120

Jodie Errington

Love you xo

$120

Jeremy Shaw

$120

Shiv And Priya Bhardwaj

So proud of you Amanda! Love The Bhardwaj’s

$106

Dan And Renee

Amazing guys! So proud of you all!! Xo

$106

Peter And Hilary Osborn

All the best for the run Amanda sending love to you all xxx

$106

Norma Tutticci

Lots of love to you Amanda and Ben. Thinking of you for the marathon! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

$106

Michael, Janis And Rami

$106

Ted & Dell Shaw

All the best for the big effort on Sunday. Love

$106

Josh And Sarah Sawell

$106

Sam & Sally

Amazing work Amanda :) We can't wait to see you smash it. Enjoy :)

$100

Chris And Jess Pooley

Not a day goes by that we don't miss our niece and your daughter Ava ♥️

$100

Bec & Anthony Henry

In loving memory of Ava. An amazing effort. X

$100

Jacqui And Phil

We're cheering you on πŸ‘πŸ‘ Such a great cause in memory of Ava ❀

$100

Carol Watson

$100

Cara Casey Morgan

You absolute hero!!! So inspired by you.. your strength courage and not ever giving up! So proud πŸ₯²

$90.10

Emily Kernke

Amanda your strength, kindness and willpower is inspirational. We think of you often. What a shining light you would be to so many women xx

$90.10

Anonymous

$90.10

J&b

For Ava and all her family. Keep running Ava’s mummy and keep remembering. πŸ™πŸ’•

$90.10

Lyndon And Louise Thomas

An inspirational way to remember beautiful Ava. Hope it goes well!

$90.10

Nate Moorhouse

$90.10

Jeff And Laura

Lots of love!

$85

Brenton And Emily Stokes

Xo

$63.60

Des & Glenda Askin

$53

Amy Norwood

Huge effort Amanda & team πŸ’•

$53

Janette Harrison

All the best for this great challenge. You are all amazing examples. X

$53

Anonymous

$53

Felicity

A wonderful cause and remembering our beautiful babies who are not with us. Xxx

$53

Richard Allnutt

$53

Caroline Greg Archie & Marlo

Sending lots love, strength & courage ❀️ that's a big run! Best wishes xxxx

$53

Kathy Spencer

Well done Amanda! love from Sammy (little kickers)

$53

Juliet

Awesome effort Amanda!!! Best of luck!!

$53

Stuart And Jenny

Wonderful cause you are running for. XX

$53

Jo Gill

$53

Lea Shaw

Go girl !!! An inspiration - Ava would be so proud of her Mum !!

$53

Tania Mair

$53

Jan And David E.

You're a star! Love you all heaps and hope all goes well tomorrow xxxx

$53

Rosie, Martin And Leo Russell

Go Amanda! Love always to darling Ava, we miss her in our lives so much.

$53

Matt & Deb

You’re amazing Amanda. Love for Ava always. All the best with your run! ox

$53

Sophie

Good luck. Keep your head down and smash that wall down in the latter miles- think of our wonderful babies πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

$53

Naomi Galbraith

$50

Tony Gilligan / Moffat Beach Swim School

From Tony Gilligan and Moffat Beach Swim School

$50

Joe Crow & Stormbird Cafe

From Joe Crow & Stormbird Cafe ❀

$50

Anonymous

❀️

$50

Jonathan & Megan

What strength and determination you have shown

$50

Asha Murphy

We think of Ava often. All the best with your run 😘😘 I’m sure you’ll smash it!!

$50

Vitsol Pty Ltd

This is amazing Amanda!!! All our well wishes are with you for Sunday.

$50

Lloyd & Rene Uk

Amazing effort Amanda, Hannah and Andy! Love Lloyd and Rene xx

$50

Dani And Red Lorraway

Sending our love :)

$50

Richard & Marie Shaw

Super proud of you all! What a beautiful thing to do for your lovely Ava. Absolutely amazing. Lots of love Uncle Richard & Aunty Marie xx

$50

Murray And Hayley

So inspirational, love and prayers from us!

$47.70

Adam Powell

Good on you Amanda! Awesome work!

$47.70

Leah Ryder

Will be thinking of you Amanda, Ava has a special mum πŸ’›

$47.70

Mylee Joseph

Thinking of you - run well 😊❀️

$47.70

Nita

$47.70

Dash, Sophia And Grayson Lubin-d’brant

$47.70

Meshael & Sam De Calmer

Go Amanda!! πŸ’ͺ🏼❀️

$47.70

Luisa Weeks

You’re an inspiration Amanda! Lots of love ❀️

$47.70

Wendy Burow

Thinking of you Amanda & Ava as you continue the next leg of your 'marathon'. Much love xx

$47.70

Natasha Jones

Such a beautiful thing you are doing Amanda, xx

$45

Mrs Louise Buttsworth

I love your courage in trying this Amanda. I wish all of you the very best in your prep and on the actual day. A lovely way to remember Ava and to help others. Louise x

$45

Charlotte Jacquenot And Baby Orion

$44.52

Jennifer Paggi

You are an inspiration. A dollar for each km. You've done the hard work, let the legs run and enjoy the experience!!

$31.80

Anonymous

$31.80

Sharon & Liam Mcwhinney

Amazing work Amanda, so inspiring. We will be thinking of you all next weekend! ❀️ Lots of love, The McWhinney’s Xx

$31.80

Ruth Stibbs

Thinking of you Amanda as you raise awareness of this worthy cause.

$31.80

Emily Foster

We lost our first son and are so inspired hearing your story! Thank you for all you do and being inspirational xoxo

$26.50

Tádhg's Mum ?

For beautiful Ava and her amazing Mummy πŸ’œ

$26.50

Pramodhya Karunaratne

Hey Amanda, It’s a small amount, but from my whole heart. It’s for Ava, Livan and all other babies who born while they are sleeping πŸ’—

$26.50

Kevin And Michelle Ennis

So very proud of your strength ♥️

$26.50

Spud And Heidi Xo

Go Manda!

$25

Anonymous

$21.20

Anonymous

An amazing effort for a great cause.

$21.20

Katrina Collins

$21.20

Cheryl Smith

Have a great run Amanda, Hannah and Andy..

$21.20

Dom

$21.20

Babs De Calmer

$21.20

Team Ching

You are such an inspiration. Holding you on our thoughts and prayers. 🧑

$21.20

Melissa Rusterholz

$20

Susi

Sending lots of love xx

$20

Sandra Kanafani

$20

Anonymous

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break your stride! Proud of you :)

$10.60

Amy Collingwood

$10.60

Leanne Q

All the best to you and Hannah ❀️

$10

Andrea Burgesd

$1.59

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