Willagee man laces up for City to Surf State series

Perth Wildcats captain Damian Martin with Activ All Star Stephen Chamberlain, Activ chief executive Danielle Newport and Activ All Stars Lorraine Dunn and John Bevan.
Perth Wildcats captain Damian Martin with Activ All Star Stephen Chamberlain, Activ chief executive Danielle Newport and Activ All Stars Lorraine Dunn and John Bevan.

AFTER five years volunteering at City to Surf for Activ water stations, Willagee’s Stephen Chamberlain has pulled on his joggers to complete the entire State series currently underway throughout Western Australia.

Mr Chamberlain is part of the Activ All Stars team made up of five Activ customers who live with disability and are touring the State over five weekends.

With the Albany, Geraldton and Karratha events behind him, Mr Chamberlain is preparing to travel to Busselton before finishing the series with the flagship Perth event on August 27.

City to Surf for Activ ambassador and Perth Wildcats captain Damian Martin will be with them at the start line in Busselton and Perth.

“It’s a privilege to accompany such a great group of people as they complete an iconic series of events that bring so much to each community it visits,” he said.

“There’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line with these guys – there’s many high fives going around at that point.”

Martin said that Mr Chamberlain was a key part of the Activ All Stars team, with a strong commitment to fitness and a real desire to help others.

“Stephen doesn’t let anything get in his way. With the help of his support worker Delma he has made sure he’s really well prepared for these events,” he said.

Part of the Activ family for 33 years, Mr Chamberlain works at Activ Business Services in Palmyra and has lived in an Activ home for half his life.

His fitness regime includes ten pin bowling with friends, as well as pool walking and bike riding.

The City to Surf is Activ’s flagship fundraising event, raising thousands of dollars for people living with disability across Western Australia.

Activ is the largest disability service organisation in the State and has been delivering services to people living with disability and their families for over 65 years.

To support Mr Chamberlain and the Activ All Stars, visit their fundraising page http://bit.ly/ActivAllStars2017