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:

https://www.givenow.com.au/crowdraiser/public/thehunterboylechildrensfoundation

A special thanks to The Bridge Youth Services and Greater Shepparton City Council for their support.

 

JOIN US AND RUN FOR HUNTER – 21st and 22nd August

 

We are excited to announce that the Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program has been chosen as the charity partner for the 2021 Campbells Shepparton Running Festival!

With a selection of distances available to run, the event is open to all fitness levels. We would love to see as many families as possible taking part in the 2km Kids Dash which is being dedicated to this precious little boy.

Funds raised over this weekend will be dedicated to supporting more children with potentially life saving swim lessons and water safety education.

To register, please head to the Campbell’s Shepparton Running Festival website.