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May 20, 2014


More info herehere and here from after the walk.


facebook“Until I decided to walk 180km from Langi Kal Kal Prison to Melbourne  in my Jail 2 Justice campaign the longest I had walked in years was in Hervey Bay – from the caravan park to the pier and back.

facebookThat’s why it is somehow fitting that there is a Hervey Bay connection this weekend with my campaign through your Enzo’s to the Pier and return. I am honoured that Jeanette Maynes suggested to me that her free community walk should be a 10km Queensland celebration of ours.

JAIL 2 JUSTICE WALK – DERRYN HINCHThe goal of Jail 2 Justice is twofold. To honour the families of the victims of crime. To ‘walk a mile in their shoes’. And to draw attention to my petition for a national public register of convicted sex offenders. When I was released from jail in March we had 43,000  signatures. That figure has grown by more than 80,000  to 115,000.

The campaign, and the walk,  have a strong Queensland  connection. On the final day, next Monday, we walk from Brunswick – where Jill Meagher was killed – to Parliament House in Melbourne to present the petition  to  Victorian  Premier Denis Napthine.

Joining me on that final stage will be Daniel Morcombe’s  mum and dad, Denise and Bruce Morcombe. This amazing couple have endorsed my campaign.

Thanks for taking part this weekend. I believe Australian  parents are angry, frustrated and scared about their children’s futures. A new national law, outlined in my petition, is a start.”

Derryn Hinch
May 20, 2014

10km Challenge 2013 #12 Jail 2 Justice JAIL 2 JUSTICE WALK – DERRYN HINCH

“Help… Please!

THIS IS AN APPEAL to police, to the courts, to the child welfare authorities, to the so-called protectors of this community. It is an appeal to sanity. And if I don’t do this, I will never be able to forgive myself if something awful happens to another child. And, believe me, it will.” – Derryn Hinch

Sweet and Sour – Saturday, 17 May 2014 :
THERE WERE MIXED FEELINGS on a chilly May dawn today when we started our ten-day Jail 2 Justice walk from Langi Kal Kal Prison to Melbourne.
Positive vibes that we were trying to do something for a community wracked with anger, frustration and fear over what’s been going on in our courts and parole system.
But also the underlying truth that many of our supporters, including most of those walking today, have personal stories to tell and all of them sad ones.
They are the people we walked for today. A symbolic ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ event to show that Australians do care and want to do something about it.
About 45 of us started out from Langi Kal Kal this morning. At the end of the first ten kilometres I stole a quote from a baseball movie: ‘Build it and they will come’. – Derryn Hinch
Please keep up to date with the ‘Jail 2 Justice Walk’ daily updates here!

Jail 2 Justice Walk - Derryn Hinch

Jail 2 Justice Walk - Derryn Hinch petitionPLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
 HERE!!! –
….In Australia, the rights of convicted sex offenders seem to take precedence over victims’ rights. Especially with paedophiles. Serial sex offenders have their names, photos and addresses, suppressed by the courts on release…… We, the undersigned, insist, that by the end of 2014, the Australian governments, state and federal, through their attorneys-general, unite to publish an ongoing national public register of all convicted sex offenders similar to Megan’s Law in the United States.

I Jeanette Maynes am dedicating this weekend’s Fraser Coast FREE 10km Challenge – Community Walk / Run to support, honour and promote Derryn’s inspirational ‘Jail 2 Justice Walk’ and acknowledge the victims, survivors and their families in our region / nationwide as is paramount we all do our bit to raise awareness, protect all children, change the laws and BREAK THE SILENCE! Children deserve and are entitled to love, happiness, honour, protection and security.


Donations and Sponsorship

February 2, 2014

Toy Run

Donations and Sponsorship

Jeanette participates in the yearly Toy Run organized by the local chapter of the Ulysses motorcycle club. Money and toys are delivered on the bikes and donated to the Salvation Army for needy families at Christmas time.

To find out more or download sponsorship forms please click here.

Donations and Sponsorship

Zumbathon 2011

Donations and Sponsorship

In support of the Salvation Army Flood Appeal for VIC, NSW & QLD Flood Relief 2011!
Design House had sponsored the design and print poster requirements of this event (valued at $650 +) gst for client Kristina Royall fromZFever in Melbourne.

Col Pearce Memorial Corporate Triathlon 2010

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House has sponsored the artwork design for this year (valued at $300 +). More info here.

Cane to Coral 2010

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House has sponsored the signage artwork design requirements (valued at  $1,000 +) for the Cane to Coral inaugural 15km run to be held in Bundaberg.

Burrum Fishing Classic 2009

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House generously donated the gallery and blog for the Burrum Heads Fishing Classic website (valued at $1,000 +)

Burrum Heads Easter Fishing Classic which has been organised by the Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club for the past 17 years. Thousands flock to this annual fishing event, and not all of them are keen fishermen. The Easter Classic emphasises education, especially through its catch and release classes. You don’t have to weigh in a fish to win a prize. Having fun and ensuring fish stocks remain sustainable are the priorities.

To find out more about the Burrum Fishing Classic click here.

Fraser Island Challenge 2010

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House sponsored the website design (valued at $2,000 +). The Fraser Island Challenge started as a 4 day hike and camping trip on The Fraser Island Great Island Walk with Michael Rechenberg, Gary Pearce and Peter Robbins. Design House has designed & developed the website and gives on going support and maintenance.

The Oddiyana Dharma Sanctuary 2009

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House offered services (valued at $3,000 +) including logo, business card & website design etc. To find out more about meditation, Buddhist philosophy or for sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Salsa Group 2008

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House has donated it’s time to design and develop artwork for those of you that like to have fun through dining, socialising and dancing.
To find out more or for sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Forget Me Not 2008

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House Fraser Coast donated numerous hours design time to develop artwork for the 2008 Fundraising Ball including; event posters, tickets, invites and paper ads for the ball (valued at $2,000 +)

The orphanage provides shelter,education and most importantly, love to orphans in Nepal.
To find out more or for sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Riders 4 Life 2008

Donations and Sponsorship

Design House has donated it’s time to design and develop all the promotional material for the Riders for Life Fundraiser (valued at $3,000 +); including logo design, posters, sponsorship package and website. We all hope the Fundraiser is a huge success raising much needed funds for the Kambalda Community.

Fraser Coast Young Professionals 2008

Donations and Sponsorship

Jeanette designed the groups logo for FREE (Valued at $500+).
The Fraser Coast Young Professionals are a group consisting of professional and social networks that provides a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for its members and their guests. It’s an opportunity to make new contacts, promote expertise or activities, and create business, professional and social opportunities.
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Artwork Donated by Design House 2013

September 17, 2013

Charity Event Logo Design:

Charity Event Poster:

TOUGH MUDDER – All aboard the Pain Train! 20km, fire, ice & 10,000 volts!

September 23, 2012



Tough Mudder is described as “probably the toughest event on the planet” and after 5hrs, 20km slog of thick MUD, 25 British Special Forces Obstacles and EIGHT electric shocks, we’re now officially  TOUGH MUDDERS!’ We managed to get over 3m Berlin walls, through underground mud tunnels, electric shocks (TWO DIFFERENT OBSTACLES) a fire pit & the refreshing ice bath plus burnt 2,120 calories with the help of other awesome unknown Mudders!!

We attempted all tasks and only just didn’t complete 2 being monkey bars (slipped off) and (‘Mt Everest’ half pipe, touched but just missed gripping the hands to get pulled up).

Our training paid off as we were definitely fit enough but it was certainly a tough course and we went at our own pace. We were tested physically and conquered fears while having a good laugh and fun at the same time! Half way through I said I wonder if I could back up next year? After pulling up pretty okay the next day that’s possibly the new goal, camp overnight and do TWO Tough Mudders Back to Back!

The event was held at Glenworth Valley in Sydney on Sunday 23rd September 2012 – the venue and organisation was excellent!

A huge thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters:

Twenty Four Hour Gym | Core Water Sportz | Design House | Jeanette Maynes Personal Trainer | Hervey Bay Dental | Graphic Screen PrintingKingfisher Bay Resort 

Helinox Trekking Poles

September 20, 2010

Helinox Trekking Poles A huge awesome thank you to Mox and DAC for their sponsorship of two pairs of Helinox trekking poles valued at $400 to the Mt Everest ‘Think Big’ Trek 2010! These trekking poles are prototypes and I will be test driving them to Base Camp. They are really appreciated and we are sure to put them to the test!!! These poles take some of the weight off the knees and back (especially as we will have 10kg day packs) and help steady one on uneven ground or angled slopes. Hopefully we’ll take some awesome promo shots for their future promotion.

The Helinox trekking poles are made by DAC in Seoul South Korea.

DAC manufactures the lightest strongest aluminum alloy in the world (TH72M-T6).  DAC is known by adventurers throughout the world for ultra lightweight expedition equipment – tent poles, tent pegs, backpack frames etc.  Virtually all quality expedition tents in Europe and the USA are equipped with DAC poles and pegs.

DAC is now manufacturing the highest quality lightweight adventure equipment via their own brand name Helinox.  These trekking poles are prototypes of a range to be available to the public in Europe, the USA and Australia from March 2011.

JAM Outdoor Advertising Sponsorship

September 16, 2010

JAM Outdoor Advertising SponsorshipJAM Outdoor Advertising has come onboard the Mt Everest ‘Think Big’ Trek 2010 with a sponsorship offer of one month’s free rental on the Design House billboard at Gympie! What a kind offer and extremely appreciated as I will be without a wage for the month of October!

Design House and Jam Outdoor have worked together closely over the years with Design House doing a complete overhaul and rebrand of JAM’s business marketing and branding due to their rapid expansion plus has designed billboard creative’s for their numerous clients throughout Queensland.

Owner Anita Palm was also the main organiser of the extremely successful inaugural Cane to Coral 15km fun run from Bundaberg to Bargara Beach with Design House sponsoring the artwork design requirements and participating in the event!


I have no hesitation in recommending the professional services of Jam Outdoor for your Outdoor Media requirements!

JAM Outdoor

Is a family based outdoor advertising business that is based in the coastal town of Bundaberg in South East Queensland. The company began as Landoway Pty Ltd over 20 years ago by Brice Palm and now is directed by his daughter Anita.

Brice’s ethos of outstanding friendly service continues today where our company prides itself on being local and responsive with excellent quality outdoor advertising billboard campaigns without the high overheads of larger advertising companies.

Our reach extends across country Queensland with over 300 billboard sites and we are able to provide either locality specific advertising campaigns or image branding across the entire State.

Tayco Outdoor comes onboard!

September 3, 2010

Tayco Outdoor A big THANK YOU to Rod Taylor from Tayco Outdoor in Bundaberg for a sponsorship of $250 in support of the Mt Everest ‘Think Big’ Trek 2010!!

Rod from Tayco Outdoor services the Bundaberg and surrounding areas looking after 100 + billboards and is rapidly growing. Rod and Design house have been working together for over 12months now designing dynamic billboard creative’s for his clients.

Please give Rod a call if you are interested in one of his billboard sites, you won’t find a more genuine man!

Graphic Screen Printing sponsors expedition shirts!

September 1, 2010

Graphic Screen Printing sponsors expedition shirts!Steve from Graphic Screen Printing has come on board and offered to sponsor the printing my expedition shirts– valued at $100 + !!
Thank you so much Steve your support is genuinely appreciated!!!

Steve has printed all my work uniforms and training shirts for the past few years and does an exceptional job. I am constantly recommending Steve to my clients as I am impressed with how well the prints lasts on my tops especially the training ones that get hammered each week.

Steve always makes sure the job is to the customer’s satisfaction and delivers on time every time!

Contact Steve today!!

Being a web based business with low overheads and operating costs, we can offer you awesome quality and work at great rates. Whether you want a simple single colour print on a basic t-shirt or fine detail multi-colour prints, you’ve come to the right place.

We are specialist apparel printers but can also help with embroidery, short run sublimation, promotional products, digiflex transfers and much more.

Got an idea for a design in your head but don’t know what to do with it? Let us help turn your ideas into reality with our in-house design service.

Graphic Screen Printing sponsors expedition shirts!

Paradise Outdoor Advertising Sponsorship

August 31, 2010

Paradise Outdoor Advertising SponsorshipA huge thank you goes out to Paradise Outdoor Advertising in Townsville for their support of Mt Everest ‘Think Big’ Trek 2010.
Mitch James, Sales Director, on behalf of the company has kindly sponsored $250.

Paradise Outdoor has worked in closely with Design House for several years now developing creative billboard concepts for their clients and has established a reputable and systematic business relationship. Client satisfaction is paramount.

I can highly recommend the professional services of Paradise Outdoor, you will not be disappointed!

Paradise Outdoor is not only regional Queensland’s leading billboard company, but one of the largest across Australia. The company was started by Phil James in the mid 1980s, where he installed, painted and maintained a series of roadside signs by himself. Paradise is currently run by three directors, who have seen the business reach its current heights over the past two decades. They are backed by a specialised administration staff, a results-driven sales team and a hard working maintenance crew.

Paradise has over 750 billboard faces, providing excellent advertising opportunities in and around all major regional city centres of north Queensland including Townsville and Cairns, and also provides other forms of digital printing for business premises. Call us today!

Paradise Outdoor Advertising Sponsorship

USA Support Team!

August 28, 2010

An Awesome Big THANK YOU to the gorgeous Rosie “Queen of Philanthropists” Rudolph-Taylor for her $30 US bills Kathmandu Individual sponsorship!!!!

Rosie donates to everyone of my charity events and crazy crusades and is definitely one of my favourite and biggest supporters and lives all the way in TEXAS USA!!!!

You are a True Champion Rosie!

Click here to learn more.