Clare Humphrey has been working for Activ Foundation over the last 17 years and will be walking in this year’s Chevron City to Surf for Activ! She took to the pavement for the first time in 2016 and is ready and excited to do it again in 2023.
“I love it because it’s fun and because by raising money for Activ; when people support it, they’re helping make a difference to the lives of Western Australians living with a disability. When you support the Chevron City to Surf for Activ you’re supporting people just like me!” Clare said.
Taylah Walker remembers her Mum making her and her siblings stand out the front of their Oceanic Drive home in City Beach to clap and cheer for all the people running or walking in the City to Surf. She recalls her years cheering on participants fondly; from handing out water to giving big high-fives as people went past, she would watch in awe and excitement every year.
Taylah laughs that while this upbringing did not lead her to become a keen runner, what it did do was introduce her to Activ. In somewhat of a full circle moment, Taylah now works for Activ as a Behaviour Support Practitioner, joining the team three months ago. She speaks warmly of her experiences so far, and how she gets to see people’s lives be genuinely improved by Activ’s services.
When asked what she would say to someone considering getting involved in the Chevron City to Surf for Activ, she said it is ‘absolutely worth it – it makes a massive difference’.