Lisa Melton

HOPEtober Challenge

Week 1 HOPEtober challenge - steps and books

So, the first 7 days  of my HOPEtober challenge are successfully done! ✅111,243 steps clocked!!
✅ 2 of 8 books read,
 - Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty 
- The Rùin by Dervla McTiernan
3rd book well underway - Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. It's a slender volume, but one does have to concentrate!!
I'm definitely getting my reading mojo back 👏
Onwards and upwards for more steps and words in week two. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far

I am fundraising for a future where no child suffers from Sanfilippo Syndrome.

I'm doing a HOPEtober challenge and it's going to be tough! But it's nothing compared to the challenge facing kids with Sanfilippo.

In the month of October, I am going to walk at least 15000 steps per day AND attempt to read EIGHT books. Hopefully, I'll end up a little bit fitter and a little bit brainier! But if nothing else it should help to break my phone-scrolling habit! 

Every dollar raised will drive cutting-edge research projects aimed at halting disease progression, reversing the damage caused by the condition, and improving the quality of life for children with Sanfilippo. 

All donations over AU $2 are fully tax deductible.

I would love your support, no matter how large or small - every little helps! Thank you 

Thank you to my Sponsors



A huge thank you to Louise Owens and all the walking women for this fantastic donation!


Stephen Moore

Well done Lisa, from Ted, Cath and Steve.


Ged Page

Go Lisa Go!!


Steve Jones

Good luck Lisa !


Monique Heinke

Great work Lisa!!


Mary Barker

Go Road Runner Lisa



Good Luck with HOPEtober & hope you achieve your goals to help those with Sanfilippo Syndrome 💖


Kris Elvidge

Go Lisa!


Danielle Cini


Meg Donnell

That's a whole lotta steps, Lisa!


Julijana Trifunovic

Go Lisa! Good on you. X


Mum & Dad

Have a good read. Step carefully.


Stephen & Madeleine

Good on you Lisa!


Hannah And Brendan

Go Lisa! Great work for a great cause xx


Patricia Brown

Happy reading and stepping!


Caz Hoskin

Good luck with HOPEtober Lisa! You’ll smash it! ❤️


Tara M

We’re sure you’ll smash it and then some. Good luck x


Jodi Haartsen

I'm sure the steps and reading are not all you do for these poor kids and families. Enjoy the walking.


Anna Timbrell

Well done Lisa xx


Erene Keriakos


Sheila Kington

Love walking love reading, great way to help a good cause too! xx Well done



Good luck Lisa and well done on raising awareness about Sanfilippo syndrome.