There’s a great opportunity for Canowindra locals to support rugby league legend Royce Simmons this month, with a Sportsman’s Luncheon being held in Canowindra on Sunday 15th May.
Royce Simmons, a Penrith Panthers great originally from Gooloogong, was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year, and will be embarking on a 300km walk from Gooloogong to Penrith over 10 days from May 17th.
The walk, named ‘Royce’s Big Walk’, will be raising funds and awareness to aid Alzheimer’s disease research.
There will be numerous fundraising events along Royce’s journey, the first of which will be before the walk begins at the Canowindra Services Club on Sunday May 15th at 12noon.
The event is a Sportsman’s Luncheon and will feature Royce himself along with special guests in fellow former Penrith Panthers players Paul Dunn, Craig Gower and Tony Butterfield and local legend Ian “Bunda” Breen.
The event will feature speeches from Royce and his special guests, along with live music from Henry Duguid and Macey Boland, who is a Gooloogong local and is Royce’s niece.
Tickets for the Luncheon are $65pp and can be purchased at the Canowindra Services Club and Synergy Hair in Gaskill Street or via www.stickytickets.com.au