Will Ashley, Jo Ashley and Callum Small preparing for their 2225km 40-day trip on the Murray to raise funds for cancer research.
Will Ashley, Jo Ashley and Callum Small preparing for their 2225km 40-day trip on the Murray to raise funds for cancer research.

Paddle for cancer

IT'S an easy way to kill time, but for three local guys, Facebook is off the agenda.

Will Ashley, Jo Ashley and Callum Small are preparing to kayak 2225km over 40 days down the Murray River in December.

"We are hoping to raise $10,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation," they said.

Having already raised $4000, the budding fundraisers are off to a great start, but are asking for the local community to help raise some more much-needed funds so that "our generation will know a world without cancer".

So, in an innovative twist, Will, Jo and Callum are asking you to go without Facebook for a week, from midnight on Sunday, August 5 to midnight, Sunday, August 12.

"We are asking you to organise sponsorship for $20 - larger sums would be greatly appreciated - to go without Facebook for a week," Will said.

"If we can get 100 people to take part, then $2000 will be donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, where the money goes directly towards research."

So here's how it works:

1. Before Sunday, August 5 (ask your parents to) log on to our fundraising website at www.everydayhero.com.au/kayak_for_a_cure

2. Go to the "donate now" page and pledge your $20.

Where it says "Fundraiser Message" write (your name) is giving Facebook for a week to find a cure for cancer".

3. From midnight on August 5 go without your Facebook (or another kind of technology of your choice) for one week.

4. Next time your parents say "you're always using Facebook", remind them that you got off it for a week to support a great cause.

For more info, check out the website listed above.



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