Today I would like to commend the efforts and hard work of the organisers of the annual Wyndham Rotary Club Fun Run. The run, a fantastic community event, raises vital funds for the Good Friday Appeal, a tremendous cause. The event this year will be held this Sunday, 2 March, and kicks off at Chirnside Park Oval, home of the Werribee Tigers footy club and cricket club. Participants have the option to run five kilometres or 10 kilometres, or walk for eight kilometres around our beautiful Werribee River. The run also coincides with our local Weerama Festival, which I know will add to the atmosphere of the event, and I urge local residents to sign up or come along and support a family member or friend.
I will be participating in the run— probably more of a run, walk, run in my case—as will my state colleagues, the member for Tarneit, Tim Pallas, and the member for Derrimut, Telmo Languiller. We do this because we want to help the important work of the Royal Children's Hospital as well as supporting this community-led and organised event. I would like to expressly thank Eddie Szatkowski, David Lane, Gary Wilson, Julie Mason and the entire Wyndham Rotary Club for their efforts in running this event. I am looking forward to getting my running shoes on and supporting this important community event.