Maffra family pulls on PJs for charity

Dave Churchill was lucky enough to complete his 30 minutes on the treadmill with special guests B1 and B2 (Rachael Bye and Tanya Read).

AN event in Maffra at the weekend raised more than $3500 for children’s charity, Very Special Kids.

Jogging in Jammies for Liv simply encouraged people to dress in their jimjams, and run-walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes and making a donation.

The Read family, from Maffra, organised the day in support of their 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, who has development delay, epilepsy and Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, suffering debilitating seizures.

The Reads reported it was great to see people dressed in the theme and supporting each other.

The family has used the services of Melbourne-based charity Very Special Kids, which cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional support services.

It helps about 850 families across Victoria with ongoing support, from diagnosis all the way through to recovery and bereavement.

The Reads have now raised more than $5900 for the charity this year, and are sitting at ninth on the VSK donations individual leaderboard.

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