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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.

10361997_10152317452388673_2832631163909102899_nThe 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

“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.

‘Jail 2 Justice Walk’ – Fraser Coast Supporters

Info: Saturday 24th May 2014 – 6:30am SHARP

• Walk | Run Starts @ Enzo’s, Esplanade Hervey Bay
• 20% OFF Coffee for Participants at Enzo’s!
• Must have a moderate level of fitness …
(If not, turn half way & do 5km!)
• What to Bring – A FUN CAN DO Attitude!

10km Challenge 2013 #12 Jail 2 Justice 

Donations and Sponsorship

February 2, 2014

Toy Run

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

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

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

Cane to Coral 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Please click here for more charity & sponsorship news…

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 | Jaye Marshall Personal Trainer | Core Water Sportz | Design House | Jeanette Maynes Personal Trainer | Hervey Bay Dental | Graphic Screen PrintingKingfisher Bay Resort | Nuala O’Sha | Cheryl Virgo

Get Behind – Blue September

August 17, 2012

Blue September is a fun way of delivering a serious message about ‘facing up to cancer in men’.


Blue is for men and we lose too many of them to prostate, lung, skin, bowel and testicular cancer.

Did you know?

1 in 2 Australian men will have been diagnosed with cancer at some stage of their life by age 85.

Each year, more than 22,000 Australian men die of cancer.Even though less than half of the Australian population are men, more men than women are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Some of the most common cancers causing death in men are: lung cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, melanoma and testicular cancer. Unfortunately the list doesn’t stop there. There are many other cancers that commonly affect men, have a high mortality rate and which are often preventable through lifestyle choices. These include cancers of the kidney,
liver, head and neck, oesophagus and bladder.

Help raise funds for cancer research and GET BLUE this September!

Help the ones you love in your life with education, support, donations or create a fundraising account!

More info here!

24 / 7 for KIDS! Community Charity Event!

August 17, 2012



So DONATE BIG or better still do an hour on the treadmill, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, roster at reception!

100% of money raised will be donated to THE HERVEY BAY PAEDIATRIC HOSPITAL!

Starts 12noon Sat 6th of Oct 2012! Come Down and watch the Mayor start the event!

Please email me at the Gym for more information:

Artwork donated by Design House!

[Editorial via Fraser Coast Chronicle]

It's Adventure Time! TOUGH MUDDER! I'm In!

August 8, 2012


Tough Mudder events are hardcore 20 km-long obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses and half a million inspiring participants, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

You cannot complete a Tough Mudder course alone.

To get through mud, fire, ice-water, and 10,000 volts of electricity you’ll need teammates to pick you up when your spirits dip. To get over 3 m walls and through underground mud tunnels, you’ll need teammates to give you a boost and a push. Tough Mudders are team players who make sure no one gets left behind….!!!


Myself and my good friend Michelle Tayler (who is also crazy) will be taking part in the ‘TOUGH MUDDER’ event in Sydney on the 23rd of September this year.

“As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee

“I think I am drinking beer in an orange ‘Tough Mudder’ headband…!” – Jeanette Maynes

“Don’t Limit your Challenges – Challenge your Limits…!” – Michelle Tayler

This will be one of our biggest challenges to date and we are looking for support and sponsorship to help us complete our task! For more information and to pledge your alliance to our cause and receive maximum exposure for your business please click HERE! More info here also!

Any support will be gratefully appreciated!!!

A huge thank you to the 24HR GYM who has donated $200 towards our entry tickets!! We will be completing alot of our intense training at the gym over the next few weeks …. only the best gym, support and fitness equipment in town will do for us girls!!

Plus a huge thanks to Steve from Graphic Screenprinting who will has offered to print our event t-shirts!

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

[Information via Tough Mudder!]


November 11, 2011

Design House has donated the artwork design for the Fraser Coast Sporting Clays Club for their Open Day.
Think I may have to go and fire off a few rounds!!!

Have you ever thought of being another World Champion shooter like Queensland’s Damien Birgan or an Olympic Gold Medal Winner like Australian’s – Russell Mark, Michael Diamond & Suzy  Belogh?
Here is your big chance to come and try an exciting & challenging sport!

Fraser Coast Shooting Complex
Churchill Mines Rd. Dundathu

Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses & closed in footwear.
All Participants will require Photo ID ie. drivers licence | student card. Participants under 16 years require an adult guardian. Light refreshments available.

David Frost: 0409 798 647   Leo Cao: 0419 756 431

THIS SATURDAY: Latin Dance Party @ The Bayswater Hotel | main bar

November 7, 2011

The atmosphere is fun, exciting & high energy.
There is plenty of dancing, laughing & socialising!
Everyone is welcome, it doesn’t matter your age you will have fun! 

Cost: FREE

When: Saturday 12th of November 2011

Time: DJ from 8pm til’ close
• Arrive early & enjoy dinner & drinks
FREE beginner Salsa & Zumba® lesson with ‘Lupita and Ana!’
Latin & Burlesque dance performance!

Dress: Smart / Cocktail
• Red, Black & Silver theme

Where: The Bayswater Hotel
• 569 – 571 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay. P: 4194 7555

For more info:

RSVP Facebook Event click hereSalsa group on Facebook here!

We are going to Mingle, Dance & Party to Hot Latin Rhythms!

(The Salsa Group website is donated and updated for FREE by Jeanette Maynes from Design House as a service to promote fitness and connect the Fraser Coast Latin & Dance Community in the hope to have some serious FUN!)

Tour de Bay Charity Bike Ride

October 13, 2011

A huge thank you to Steve Bates, the manager from Breathe Health Clubs  Hervey Bay for sponsoring $50 for me to ride 45km in The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and Rotary Sunrise ‘Tour de Bay’ Charity Bike Ride to be held this Sunday October 16th in support of the Hervey Bay Youth Mentoring Program!!

In return I have sponsored $50 for Steve to also participate in this FUN charity event!
Nothing like a bit of exercise first thing on a Sunday morning to help a great cause!

More Sponsors welcome! Or register and participate yourself!

Tour de Bay Charity Bike Ride, more info and forms here!

Event Day: We had some amazing weather today for the event, especially after last nights storms, with almost 200 people participating raising a phenomenal $20,000. Steve had alittle stack at the half way mark but was not injured too seriously.  I think I’ll do the 64km loop next year!

A huge thank you to the event organisers and volunteers! 
The registration was smooth, the course was extremely well signed and the brekkie was delicious!