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‘Signs in the Bush’ as Hexis supports 200km charity run

06/09/2019

Hexis Australia Managing Director Ian Parsonson and a bunch of mates have signed up for an epic 200 km bush adventure for ultra-marathon runners, and at the same time will raise funds for 4ASDKids.

The idea for the ’Tracks in the Wilderness’ charity run came from Scott Page, whose distant grandfather, William Tarlinton pioneered the track from Braidwood to Cobargo in 1829, guided by three local Aboriginal trackers.

Scott was inspired to open up the old WD Tarlinton Track to the community again, by introducing the ultra-marathon idea. In this way, participants combine their love of running through the rugged country with seven generations of history linked to the area.

The title ‘Tracks in the Wilderness’ is from a book published about the region by National Parks and Wildlife.  Ian became intrigued with the story behind how used/empty sardine tins were nailed to trees to point out paths as an early type of sign. Throughout the back story he saw how there was a history of signs through the region dating back to the early 1800’s and thought it would be great to draw some of this history out to share among the industry and see what other great stories may be out there.

As well as signing up for this gruelling adventure, Ian and his mates have taken on the challenge of raising money for 4ASDKids, a charity founded by dual international rugby player Mat Rogers and model Chloe Maxwell to provide support services for families with children. and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Ian saw this as an opportunity to involve the sign industry nationally in donating to the charity.

 “I would love to be able to encourage 100 companies across Australia to donate just $100 each and we can contribute $10000 to this worthy cause,” he said, confirming that $900 has already been raised at the recent ASGA/Visual Connections Queensland Golf Day.

If you would like to donate, please go to:

https://4asdkids.gofundraise.com.au/page/IanParsonson

 

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