Hugh Sheridan puts the spotlight on AWC in New York marathon

Hugh Sheridan puts the spotlight on AWC in New York marathon

Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan ran the New York Marathon on Sunday 2 November to raise funds for Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

With AWC featuring prominently on his marathon gear, Hugh showed off the Bilby logo to thousands of New Yorkers along the 42 kilometre route.  Feature interviews with Channel 9 and Channel 7, combined with a range of articles in places like the Adelaide Advertiser and GQ magazine, meant that Hugh delivered strongly on his goal to raise awareness for AWC and Australia’s endangered wildlife.   

“Most Australian’s probably don’t realise that we have worst mammal extinction in world. 75 million native animals are killed every day by feral cats. It’s becoming a huge issue and animals like the Bilby, Numbat and smaller wallabies are at great risk.”

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Oli and Hugh at the New York Marathon

AWC manages 3 million hectares for conservation across Australia and protects 83% of all native bird species, 67% of all native mammal species and more than 50% of all native frogs and reptiles.

The importance of the cause and support from people who made donations kept Hugh going through the gruelling marathon.

“It was a slog. There were times when I was going I can’t believe I have another 20 miles to go and you’re already dying. All the donating to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy really helped” Hugh told Channel 9 during a live cross following the race.

Hugh was joined by a team of others who also ran the world’s most famous marathon in support of AWC and our efforts to save Australia’s endangered wildlife.

Thank you from all of us at AWC!


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