Twenty kilometres of mud, pain and glory faced the team supporting Cody in South Australia’s first Tough Mudder event in December – a gruelling obstacle course that tests the mettle of participants like no other. We’re pleased to report that no man, woman or corpse was left behind – go you Tough Mudders.
On a more refined note, the high tea organised by Cody’s grandma Di Rule at the Stamford Plaza in November was a roaring success – so much so, that touring rockers Thirsty Merc popped in to see what all the fuss was about.
Some more amazingly generous efforts in the fundraising arena include Dave Toseland’s sports memorabilia auction at the Marion RSL – Dave scoured the country to collect signatures on nearly 30 items from guernseys to bats and footballs – thanks Dave!
The Cody Gray golf day and auction at Glen Osmond in early December was also a big hit – special mention to Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, who donated the signed Sydney Swans guernsey he wore in this year’s grand final to the cause, on the condition that the buyer return it to Cody as a gift. That generous buyer was Andrew McGonnegal, seen below with Cody and the prized strip.
Thanks to all involved in these events, and the many more that have been held around Australia – Cody and the Grays are overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness.