Mavisanne Philbrick

Fifty for 50

I'm fundraising for Neurological Foundation and supporting the Fiftyfor 50

Hi family, friends and neighbours. 

I have Parkinson’s disease, having been diagnosed 6 years ago, and have been involved in brain research since diagnosis.  I want to do my best to fundraise for the continuation of research.

My challenges: 

To go Nordic walking for 50 minutes around the Charles Upham retirement village (where I live with hubby, Bruce) and while away for a weekend with my sisters. Having Parkinson’s Disease this will be a challenge for me so I am hoping I will have lots of support, encouragement and donations. I will donate $10.00 for each day I achieve the 50 minutes.

My goal was initially $500  and I have nearly reached that (Hurray) so have increased my goal to $1000 

I would love you to join my team.

My Achievements

Head Start: donated to own fundraising page

You’ve Got Personality: personalised fundraising page

Fifty for 50: $50 fundraised

Halfway There: 50% of fundraising target reached

Mind-blowing: reached full fundraising target!

My Updates

Challenge completed

Saturday 5th Jun
Today I completed the 5th of 5 challenge walks through the Charles Upham retirement village where I live.  As I have Parkinson's Disease this has certainly been a challenge for me but I have enjoyed taking part in the fundraising. Thank you to all those who supported me, encouraged me and donated.    We nearly made it to $1500

FIFTYfor 50 fundraising 50 minute walk

Saturday 5th Jun
Today  is the day I finish my FIFTYfor50  50 minute fundraising challenge.  I will be walking through the Charles Upham Village and along Charles  Upham and Elm drives.  Starting at 1.30pm from the reception area with afternoon tea following my walk.  I'd love to have support and encouragement on the way. 

Fundraising update

Monday 17th May
Well folks the support is growing, within the Charles Upham Retirement Village and with friends out in the community.  I've been out training with my Nordic walking poles.  I managed 42 minutes yesterday, so have to push to 50 mins tomorrow.   I so appreciate the donations given so far. Thank you.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Charles Upham Village


Andrew Sullivan

Go Nana/Mum, we are so proud of you! ♥♥♥♥♥


Cash Donations


Mavisanne Philbrick


Heather Kaynes



Funds raised by winning 25 games of Words with Friends and my 5x 50 minutes walks.


Christine Lancastle

Go girl, God bless


Valmai Galey

Hi Mavisanne. Great to be able to help with your fundraising Valmai


Julie Millar


Clare Gemmell


Cath Whitmore


Bruce Philbrick


Patricia Milne

Well done Mavisanne.


Trish Riddle

Go for it Mavisanne , you are a Star !


Rita Stewart




Margaret Pester

Well done Mavisanne!




Mia Hofsteede


Maria Henderson