Royce’s Big Walk has received a major boost with Penrith’s award-winning retirement living and aged care facility The Royce signing on as the event’s major sponsor for 2023.
The Royce first partnered with NRL legend and high-profile resident Royce Simmons for the inaugural Royce’s Big Walk last year, with the event raising over $1 million for dementia research.
The Tulich facility has recommitted to the cause as Simmons wraps up final preparations for this year’s 313-kilometre walk from Dubbo to Bathurst, kicking off on Tuesday 18 April.
“The Royce is proud to once again be supporting Royce’s Big Walk as Gold Sponsors,” Tulich Managing Director Maurice Tulich said.
“This is a fantastic cause that is close to our hearts, on so many levels. Outside of our friendship and connection with Royce and his family, we are proud to play a part in helping raise vital funds for dementia research in Australia.
“Royce, (his wife) Lianne and the entire Simmons family are important and much-loved members of our community at The Royce, and we will continue to support them however we can, both throughout this event and beyond.
“We look forward to cheering Royce and his team on when the walk begins and taking part in some of the fun ourselves.”
Residents and staff at The Royce will get in on the action by hosting a walk-a-thon in their village courtyard next Thursday, taking advantage of the all-new virtual fundraising portal on the Royce’s Big Walk website.
“I’m truly grateful for the support and encouragement I receive from the Tulich family and everyone at The Royce,” Simmons said.
“The Royce again jumping on board as the major sponsor for Royce’s Big Walk is vital to the success of the event and our efforts to raise funds for dementia research.”
This year’s walk will conclude at Carrington Park in Bathurst on Saturday 29 April, as the Panthers and Wests Tigers NRL sides do battle for the Royce Simmons Cup.