Scott steps up fundraising in 10th Great Walk for Telethon

Premier Mark McGowan with Telethon walker Scott Guerini.
Premier Mark McGowan with Telethon walker Scott Guerini.

ALKIMOS boy Scott Guerini (13) is preparing to do his 10th annual fundraising walk for Telethon this year.

The walk down Koolyanobbing Road to Southern Cross will be Scott’s sixth marathon distance, and the third time his brother Damien (10) will be setting the pace on his bike.

“I’ve been doing my walk for most of my life, it’s pretty special that this will be my 10th ‘Great Walk’,” Scott said.

“When I was four, I never would have thought by the time I was 13 I would have walked 571km and raised $150,000 for Telethon.

“With the help of the community a little idea can grow into a really big thing and I am so proud and thankful that I can do what I can to help sick kids and babies.

“I think I will always be doing it; it means everything to me.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped me over the years, hopefully we can raise a lot more for the 10th time.”

Scott finishes fifth marathon in ninth walk

His mother Nicole said Scott would also do his third 50km treadmill challenge during the Telethon weekend and hoped people would collect 50-cent pieces to donate into his giant stickman money box.

He is also still selling copies of his book ‘Did You know, You can Change the World?’ for $20, with proceeds going to Telethon and t-shirts with his ‘Be Kind’ design with part proceeds going to the charity.

Scott Guerini sold 110 copies of his Telethon book, Did you know you can change the world? to State MPs.

Scott visited Premier Mark McGowan at State Parliament this month and sold 110 copies of the book to MPs.

“I was thrilled to welcome Scott and his mum and dad, Nicole and Gary, to WA Parliament,” Mr McGowan said.

“Scott took the opportunity to speak to me and my colleagues about his fundraising efforts for Telethon and we were pleased to help through the purchase of his book.

“It’s pleasing to see an eloquent, driven and happy young person like Scott helping sick and disadvantaged children.

“I commend him for his efforts and wish Scott all the best with his walk later this year as he again raises more important funds for Telethon.”

Mrs Guerini said to celebrate the 10th walk, they were asking for people to send in letters, cards or $10 notes for Telethon to create a ‘Wall of Thanks’ as a surprise for Scott at the finish line of his marathon.

They can be sent to PO BOX 106, Southern Cross WA 6426.

Order books via www.scottsgreatwalk.com or follow Scott’s journey on Instagram.

This July will be Scott’s 10th ‘Great Walk’ down the Koolyanobbing Road for @telethon7 (6th Marathon). This is a huge milestone to reach, most especially because Scotty is only 13!! He has been walking this road every year since he was 4 and as a way to say THANK YOU to Scott we would love to have a wall of thanks waiting for him at the finish line of this years Marathon. If Scott’s journey has struck a cord with you please send in a letter or a card or a $10 note (to go to Telethon) to say congratulations and thank you to Scott for giving his all to help sick kids and babies for all of these years. Please send them to: PO BOX 106 SOUTHERN CROSS WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 6426 Thank you 🧡 . . . #wheatbelt #wheatbeltlocal #wheatbeltboys #marathon #walker #marathoner #endurance #athlete #perthfit #perthfitfam #perthfitness #telethon7 #community #charity #fundraiser #makingadifference #notforprofit #westernaustralia #event #goforawalk #pridesocks #mizunorunningaus #giveuptogiveon #fitnesschallenge #SN7 #perth #soperth #perthlife #perthcharity #perthcommunity

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