Savage Family

We walk for Manaia

We’ve stepped up to walk for autism to help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind.

As you are most likely aware, our superstar of a son, Manaia was diagnosed with Autism in January 2019. At the time, we thought our world had come crashing down, and to be fair our life has its challenges...but we wouldn't be the people and the family we are if this wasn't our path. We have met some of the most inspiring and wonderful people on our journey. Manaia has taught us so much in the 4 short years he has been on this earth. The most important being that everyone is different and everyone deserves love, respect and inclusion.

We will be challenging ourselves to walk 10,000 steps a day for 8 days while raising much needed funds to support people like Manaia, on the autism spectrum.

An estimated 1 in every 70 people is on the autism spectrum. Along with their family members, this means autism is a part of daily life for over a million Australians.

People on the autism spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently. For many, simply coping with the everyday can lead to confusion, anxiety and isolation.

By coming together and taking action, we can help provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.

Help make our steps count and show your support by donating today.

Thank you for your donation, no matter the amount, your love and support means the world to us.

Love, The Savage Family x

Thank you to our Sponsors

$515

Carol Willingham

Wonderful idea xxx

$261

Craig Miller

Love to all the Savage whanau from Kill n Kaz. U need anything bro u just call me .

$261

Papandreas Rajani And Co

$250

Karen Kolenc

$209

Julia Barnett Peter Barnett

Love you our beautiful Rachell

$198

Ray Cochran - Busways

$115

Tracey

$115

John Barnett

$115

Rae Saleeba

$115

Refine Cosmetic Clinic

❤️❤️❤️

$115

Diatom Oil And Gas

$115

Ricksta

awesome rach get the cuz running though lol

$115

Sam And Lee And Harriet Savage

Love our superstar Manaia to bits ⭐️

$110

Rebecca Cahill

So proud of you guys 💪🏽

$110

Mark Greenfield

You got this Superwoman! Hope this helps you reach your goal x

$110

Carol

With our best wishes

$104

Janice Barnett

You are an inspiration to us all xxx

$104

Kate Davies

$100

Glenn Fearnley

$100

Lauren Rountree

$100

Michelle Lang

Love this Rach and wish you all the best!!! Good luck you amazing lady!! Xo

$100

Dave And Nikki Barnett

Go Rach, you’ve got this mumma!!! 🏃‍♀️ Love our beautiful Naia so much! ❤️

$100

Adam Lewis

You are both amazing parents . Good luck with you fundraising. Love the lewis family

$84

Gerard Pierre

$67

Anonymous

$63

Janine Murton

Keep smiling

$63

Troy Whittaker

Kia kaha Kia toa kia manawanui

$63

Shania Barnett

$63

Richard Barnett

Good luck love from grandad x

$63

Caffyns Xx

Love you guys xx

$63

Rhianne Oliver

$63

Jordi Pestana

$63

Tracey Barnett

Thankyou everyone for supporting such a great cause, so blessed having my gorgeous grandson Manaia 💙

$63

Kathryn Calpis

What a gorgeous boy! I’m a fellow autism mama and I do bootcamp with your awesome mum and sister. More than happy and willing to support a wonderful movement and a beautiful family. You’re doing an amazing job advocating for your son and making family and friends more aware, accepting and understanding. All my love x

$63

Brad, Ros And Ace

💙

$55

Bianca Cahill

$52

Peter Hirth

Keep doing what you are doing! You are amazing!

$52

Katrina Melmeth

$52

George Busways

Good luck peter

$52

Stephen May

Go girl

$52

Tania & Jorge Lopes

Wonderful idea! Wishing you all lots of Strength & Faith always

$52

Susana Alves

$52

Maha Delia

$52

Adam Gallo

❤️

$52

Lisa Bates

Lots of love to your little miracle xx

$52

James De Maria

$52

Melissa Quinn

Way to go Trace x

$52

Melissa Quinn

You've got this Rach x

$52

Rachel Savage

$52

Emily Foley

$52

Kyle Rawhiti

Awesome mahi guys❤️❤️

$52

Nikki Murray

$52

Vicki Tremble

All the best Rach

$52

?? Meagan And Charles

$52

Julia’s Mum

❤️

$52

Abha Bagga Busways

$52

Paul Barnett

Rach this donation is from Gordon Fraser he works with us on the wharf. He is a absolute champion it would have been a stretch for him financially as he has a lot going on in his life at the moment it’s people like him that warm your heart true gentleman.

$50

Greenfield

Well done Rach, love you guys and beautiful Manaia! X

$50

Herbert Matt

$50

Paige Fitzgerald

We love you all x

$42

Elle Sidoli

U are an amazing mumma

$37

Maria Tornatore

All the best Tracey.. Rachel you are an inspiration to all.. Good luck.. ❤️💙

$37

Melissa Mobbs

$37

Andy Curnow

$37

Jade Gardiner

You go Supermama!! ❤️❤️❤️

$37

Tara Irving

You continue to inspire me beautiful mumma

$37

Amelia

You and your family are amazing xx

$37

Amani Beydoun

$37

Anonymous

$37

Courtney Curtis

$37

Kerry Wright

I have a Grandson Jonathon, who has Autism, the challenges are great, but the rewards are enormous

$37

Jaimi Irving

🧡

$37

Christina Parkinson

Manaia is lucky to have you as is family xx

$37

Romani Moawad

$35

Jeff Grima

Goodly k

$26

Colleen Sharpe

Well done Rachel and Taylor, Manaia is very blessed to be loved by so many. Family is your life. 💚💙❤💛

$26

Michelle S

$26

Dani Ishak

$25

Anonymous

Well done Peter !

$21

Rajan Basnet

God always bless you Rachel...

$21

Donna Szomolnoki

$21

Lia Haig

❤❤❤

$21

Bhaven Vekaria

$20

Jeffrey Grima

Bit more

$10

Jesse Francis

$10

Gemma Panther

Manaia is super lucky to have a supportive family like yours. Keep dry!

$10

Paul Spagnol