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Sunshine Coast endurance champ flexes fundraising muscle for Dementia Australia

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Sunshine Coast fitness identity and endurance champion Jamie Milne is undertaking a mammoth effort with an incredible FOUR Guinness World Record attempts in the next 12 months, in support of people living with dementia.

Milne’s gruelling Wairua World Record Warrior campaign will kick off this Saturday, January 22 in Maroochydore, where he will be put through his paces during an eight-hour burpees challenge.

This will be followed by:

  • 24-hour Strict Pull-Up challenge, Tuesday, June 7, JMT Mind Gym in Warana
  • 100km ultra marathon with 20kg backpack, Saturday, October 15, the Blackall 100 Event Trail
  • eight-hour double-unders challenge, Friday, December 16, JMT Mind Gym in Warana

Raising funds and awareness for Dementia Australia is a cause that’s long been close to Milne’s heart, having lost his beloved grandmother Mary to younger onset dementia.

The ex-pat Kiwi says his drive to raise funds is a result of his great respect for the work of Dementia Australia, and the services and care the organisation provides to those who need them most.

“The Wairua World Record Warrior challenge is my way of actively giving back and contributing towards an incredibly worthy cause,” Milne says.

This is not the first time popular Sunshine Coast identity has offered his support to Dementia Australia.

Milne has a long-standing association with the organisation’s Memory Walk & Jog fundraising events, and in 2021 attempted to break the record for completing the highest number of Murph Hero Workouts in 24 hours, raising an incredible $14,000 for the organisation in the process.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe says Milne’s ongoing enthusiasm and commitment to making a difference is inspiring.

“We are incredibly grateful to Jamie for everything he does for Dementia Australia.

“His commitment, drive, energy and generosity make a real and lasting difference to Australians impacted by dementia by funding important support services, as well as vital research,” McCabe says.

Locals are encouraged to show their support by joining Jamie on Saturday at ARB Maroochydore, 127A/1 Sugar Road from 8am, or by donating here.

“As well as helping Dementia Australia to support more people impacted, I am also proud to be undertaking this challenge as a loving tribute to my grandmother,” Milne said.

“For all the goodness in my personality and character, my values, principles and love, I accredit my grandparents, especially my Nanny Mary.”

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