Dubbo stop-over for Daniel Morcombe fundraiser

ON TARGET: Billy Tindall is running about 60 kilometres a day from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast, raising awareness for the safety of children. Photo: Ultra Marathon for Daniel Facebook page.
ON TARGET: Billy Tindall is running about 60 kilometres a day from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast, raising awareness for the safety of children. Photo: Ultra Marathon for Daniel Facebook page.

Boxer Billy Tindall, who is running 2,000km to raise over $100,000 for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, will arrive in Dubbo on Friday, October 6.

Tindall has been running 60 kilometres a day – and is around a third of the way through his ultra-marathon from Warragul in Victoria to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland – since starting 13 days ago.

He will finish his 35-day run on October 27.

Tindall and his support crew will be at Subway Dubbo at the Riverdale Shopping Centre from late morning on Friday.

Organisers have encouraged Dubbo locals to support Billy and his crew by donating online and cheering them on as they arrive in Dubbo.

Tindall will arrive at the Sunshine Coast for the 13th annual “Walk for Daniel” in time to kick off the Foundation’s National Day of Action on Child Safety – “Day for Daniel”.

Billy said he is doing Ultra Marathon for Daniel because “as a father, child safety is something which I feel very passionate about.

“I believe all children should be safe and feel safe, and the work the Daniel Morcombe Foundation is doing, is helping to make that possible.

“I wanted to do this run to be able to do my part and contribute,” he said.

Bruce Morcombe said: "A run of this magnitude is hard to comprehend. We wish Billy and his support crew the very best of luck. Protecting children is everyone's business. Get behind this bloke and support him as he will make a difference to keeping kids safe."

Denise Morcombe said: "This is a fantastic effort. We will be thinking of you over the 35 days. So too will be the countless children you are helping who one day will look back from a happier place in their life."

Billy’s key objectives are to:

  • raise awareness about child safety and to promote a safer community for children
  • raise awareness of Day for Daniel and Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson
  • honor the memory of Daniel Morcombe
  • raise $100,000 for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation