If there’s one thing adventurous mates Alex and Diana love, it’s a challenge.

So when Alex asked Diana to join her in taking on the 100km Simpson Desert Ultra, she didn’t need to do much convincing.

A true test of stamina and courage, this event takes participants across towering sand dunes and rocky plains, in the heart of Australia’s iconic outback.

Many would find this incredible challenge daunting, if not impossible, but Di and Alex supported each other to get to the finish line.

“I love outback Australia and had never been to the Simpson desert. I also love getting out to remote parts of the world, including our beautiful and diverse country.” Diana explained.



Meet Johnathan

Johnathan Hewis has run many marathons, triathlons and ultra-marathons, raising money for causes close to his heart.

On December 8, 2023, he took on the 167.5km long Ultra Trail Kosci Miler for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.


Meet Isla, Ruby, Isabel & Ava

Isla, Ruby, Isabel and Ava are just nine years old, but they all know someone who has been affected by cancer and they wanted to do something to help. 

They decided as a group to raise money for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and came up with lots of ideas and plans. 


Meet Geraint

"Liam and I were colleagues who joined the same work team within 3 months of each other, 10 years ago.

We quickly bonded over our shared love for indoor rock climbing, coffee, and chocolate. We would often go for walks during lunch breaks and even spent Christmases together."


Meet Katrina

In 2021 Katrina was diagnosed with meningioma (a tumor from membranes that surround the brain).

“My diagnosis and treatment flipped my life upside down. My second surgery was 3 weeks after my son, Carter, was born"


Meet Laura

Last month Laura bravely chose to shave her hair to raise funds for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in support of her best mate Pat.

“I have known Pat and his family for 30 years. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma this year. His father, Kevin, is also going through cancer treatment."