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
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.
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