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Levi's Project

6 Aug 2021
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Levi Wheeler, son of Old Boy Ben Wheeler (1999) and Kath Wakelin.
Levi Wheeler, son of Old Boy Ben Wheeler (1999) and Kath Wakelin.


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As the owner of Queensland’s largest indoor play centre, The Jungle Adventure Play centre at Tingalpa in Brisbane, Old Boy Lachlan Walker (2001) has been wanting to do something more meaningful than simply giving out gift vouchers. His decision to support a charity close to his own heart, was a simple one: Levi’s Project, started by fellow Old Boy and family friend Ben Wheeler (1999).

On 20 December 2017 Ben’s son Levi was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, only one month and five days after his 7th birthday. On New Year’s Eve 2018, having endured 372 days of relentless medical treatment, Levi passed away. Ben and his wife Kath have since established Levi’s Project, a world-leading research initiative by scientists at Children’s Cancer Institute which aims to develop Australia’s first-ever treatment program for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a brain tumour that affects the central nervous system.

Lachlan says: “In September, 50% of the income received from all bag jumps will be donated to Levi’s Project. We are in the process of changing the bag colour to orange, Levi’s favourite colour.”

Through this wonderful initiative, please get along to The Jungle Adventure Play centre and help Lachlan raise funds to find a cure for DIPG. Alternatively, you can click here to donate directly to Levi’s Project.


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