The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Western Australia’s most loved community sporting event. For five people living with disability, the 2017 event was more than just a race, it was a demonstration of personal commitment and outstanding achievement.
John, Connor, Stephen, Erin and Lorraine were the 2017 Activ All Stars – a team of five individuals living with disability who completed the 2017 Chevron City to Surf for Activ Series.
The series is an incredible challenge with participants travelling to races in Karratha, Geraldton, Albany and Busselton before finishing with the flagship race in Perth. Prior to 2017, less than 100 people have completed the series.
The Activ All Stars come from locations across the state and will travel over 8,500km to complete the series.
For Lorraine Dunn, a supported employee at Activ Business Services in East Victoria Park, signing up to be an All Star was about breaking boundaries.
“I’m did the series because I wanted to challenge myself. I’ve always wanted to travel and I think this was a great opportunity for me to get out and do that. For me it was all about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and being active,” said Lorraine.
“Being an All Star is really amazing. I’m so proud to represent Activ.”
Erin Lavery, a Geraldton local who has attended Activ’s People, Skills and Community for six years, completed the Geraldton leg of the City to Surf last year, but she was excited about the opportunities that taking on the whole series created for her.
“I wanted to get fit, but I also like travelling and I love meeting new people,” said Erin.
This is the second year that a team of Activ All Stars have completed the series and last year’s members returned to mentor the new group in 2017.
Activ CEO Danielle Newport accompanied the All-Stars on each leg of the journey.
“The Activ All Stars prove that achieving any dream is possible and we are so proud to be able to support them to make this dream a reality.”
The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Activ’s flagship fundraising event, raising thousands of dollars for people living with disability across Western Australia.