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Thursday, 29 November 2001

Pram Push 2001

Students from Basser College at the University of NSW will again take on the challenging task of pushing a pram all the way from Byron Bay to Sydney to raise vital funds for the brave young patients treated at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Commencing on Monday, 3 December 2001 in Byron Bay, the students will travel through many coastal and country towns to finish at Circular Quay, Sydney on Thursday, 13 December 2001.

After leaving Byron Bay, the group will travel through Ballina, Wardell and Broadwater to Woodburn and on Tuesday, 4 December they will pass through Maclean, Tyndale, Cowper and Ulmarra on their way to Grafton. On Thursday, 6 December, the students will then set off for Coffs Harbour via Corindi, Woolgoolga, and Korora and on Thursday, 6 December they will make their way through Sawtell, Raleigh, Nambucca Heads and Clybucca to arrive in Kempsey.

On the fifth day of the trip, the group will leave Kempsey and travel to Port Macquarie, travelling on Saturday, 9 December through Kew and Coopernook to Forster. On Sunday, 10 December the group will then make their way through Pacific Palms and Bulahdelah before setting off for Newcastle via Nerong and Raymond Terrace on Monday, 10 December.

On Tuesday, 11 December, the weary travellers will push the pram through Charlestown, Belmont, Swansea, Budgewoi, The Entrance, Bateau Bay and Gosford before completing their amazing 11-day journey as they travel through Lane Cove, St Leonards, Crows Nest and North Sydney to finish at Circular Quay, Sydney on Thursday, 13 December.

Rebecca Jones and Tom Flowers, Co-Presidents of the Pram Push Society said: 'The whole team is really looking forward to Pram Push this year. Not only is this event a challenging experience, but we also get to help the sick children.'

The first Pram Push took place in 1971, where students pushed a pram from Melbourne to Sydney and the last was held in 2000 raising over $17,000 for the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick has again been chosen as the beneficiary for Pram Push in 2001 with the group aiming to raise more even more funds than in the past to directly benefit the Hospital's ill patients.

For Further Information Contact:

Holly Bradshaw, Foundation Media Liaison Manager Tel: 9382 1188 Mob: 0414 821 187

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