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• Birthday run changes lives

From left: Sean Aston (community member), Major Bryce Davies (presenting the cheque), Lisa Chiarini and Lisa Kroon (support workers) and Narelle Pratt (admin) at Streetlevel chapel.

Major Bryce Davies, who ran an impressive ‘60km for 60 years’ course on 4 May to mark his milestone birthday, recently presented the funds he had raised through this event to The Salvation Army Houses of Hope program in southern Queensland.


Bryce presented the cheque for $2880 to Major Dianne Jarvey, Faith Communities Development Coordinator, at Brisbane Streetlevel Mission chapel last Thursday.


The Houses of Hope program offers transitional accommodation for people exiting The Salvation Army’s rehab program in Brisbane.

Nathan, a resident of one of the houses, who was part of Bryce’s finish-line birthday party on 4 May and shared his story with all those gathered, is one of many whose lives have been changed by the program.

“It has been a game changer for him,” said Bryce. “For the first time, he has exited one of his many attempts at recovery through residential rehab into safety and stability.”


Bryce, who began the Brisbane Streetlevel Mission in 2009, is already planning his next running venture – 61km for 61 years!


To listen to Nathan’s story on Bryce’s Stories of Hope podcast, click here. Follow Stories of Hope every Saturday on Salvos Online, or on Facebook and Instagram.

– Simone Worthing





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