Sunnyfield Duckies at the Lake Mac Fun Run

On Sunday, 31st August 2014, a number of Sunnyfield staff members along with Ben Watkins, a long-time client of McCabe Day Program participated in the Lake Macquarie Fun Run. The Sunnyfield group included Sonia Fowler, Scott Alboni, Di Tsotras, Angelea Wright, Lydia (Sonia’s daughter) and Aimee (East Cessnock Bowling Club).

The team met bright and early at 5am in Charmhaven to drive to Warners Bay. Ben was picked up from his home by 2 of our wonderful staff, Kenn Markham and Craig Fisher. By 7.20 am the whole team had arrived at Warners Bay and got dressed in their bright yellow duck onesies.

As all the runners prepared themselves at the starting line ready to race, the ducks lined up waiting to ‘waddle’ the 10.5 kms. Ben was a little reluctant at first (due to the pain he felt from last year’s run) but with encouragement from his support staff he also lined up in his duck suit ready to run!

The onesies were a hit with the crowd, people were cheering, pointing and taking photos as the 8 giant yellow ducks crossed the line. The Sunnyfield team each received a medal for their completion of the race.

Ben and the team then enjoyed a well-earned beer and some lunch before the drive back. A wonderful day was had by all!