In August 2020, 2 year old Hunter Boyle was happily feeding horses on his Grandfather’s farm in Shepparton.
The cheeky toddler loved to visit his Grandfather and spend time playing and looking at the moon. He had a smile that would light up the room and everyone was taken by his cheerful, happy nature.
On this cold August day, as his Grandfather turned his back for a second, Hunter silently fell into a nearby dam and drowned.
His family’s lives were changed forever.
In the depths of their despair, Hunter’s parents, family and friends were driven to make a difference for others and had a dream to establish a program that would provide children in need, within the Goulburn Valley region, with critical swimming lessons and water safety education for a minimum of 12 months.
In partnership with Kidsafe Victoria, Ash and Matt were thrilled to launch The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Pilot Program in May 2021, with an aim to expand to other regional areas over the next 12 months.
We need you!
If you would like to support the Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program and help provide potentially life saving swimming lessons to children in need, you can donate by clicking the link below:
A special thanks to The Bridge Youth Services and Greater Shepparton City Council for their support.
We were thrilled for the Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program to be chosen as the charity partner for the 2021 Campbell’s Shepparton Running Festival in August 2021.
Funds raised from the event were donated to us and dedicated to supporting more children with potentially life saving swim lessons and water safety education.
“We would like to thank the running club and all participants involved, even though the physical event couldn’t go ahead, the club made a huge point of continuing to support the program through their virtual event. It’s people like this that make The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program not only successful, but accessible to children. We are so appreciative of not only the huge donations raised, but the ongoing support from the Shepparton running club,” said Ash Napolitano, Hunter’s Mum.
Thank you to the team at the Shepparton Running Festival for their support.