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Samuel Johnson rides through Anglesea
23 November 2003

When Samuel Johnson was 11 years old his sister was diagnosed with cancer. The impact it had on him and his family was profound. It is this experience that lead the Australian film star to become involved with Canteen, an Australian Charity that supports, develops and empowers young people living with cancer.

"I'm not going to bust my balls on any dodgy charity", explained Samuel to the crowd that came out to greet him as he rode into Anglesea. "All money raised by my ride goes to Canteen because of the support of Seek. They have paid for the support team and everything it has cost to organise the event".

On reaching Anglesea, Samuel had been riding 30 days on his trip from Sydney to Melbourne, covering a distance of 918.43km at an average speed of 15km/hr. The money raise to this point was $180,000.

A good crowd was there to greet Samuel as he stopped over briefly in Anglesea. The town criers Melva and Stan Stott heralded his arrival, while Helen Telford of the Surf Coast Cancer Council and Cr. Kingsley Love welcomed him to Anglesea. Circus 3230 put on a wonderful performance and invited Samuel to take part in some of the gymnastics.

Click to look at some photos of the dayClick on the Photo Gallery image to view some photos taken of the event.

If you wish to make a donation to CanTeen you can either ring 1300 789 769 or visit www.seek.com.au

Samuel Johnson rides into Anglesea
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