No Way in Australia

NO WAY IN AUSTRALIA

Our daughter. Our sister. Our cousin. Our niece. Our granddaughter. Our bestie. Our uni buddy. Our co-worker. Our Isabelle. Our Issy. Our loss.

Isabelle Margaret Akes was not only beautiful, she had an inner beauty. Her smile lit up her face and she truly sparkled. She was kind. She LOVED her family (and her Dog). She was gentle and loving and crazy and loud. She was also a force to be reckoned with. She laughed loudly. She spoke loudly. She had loud opinions. She was determined and definitive. When she didn't want to do something her response wasn't no, or no way, it was NO WAY IN AUSTRALIA!

Hence the name of the team her brother and cousins have created in her honour, as her legacy...

No way in Austalia should another brother lose a sister. 

No way in Australia should another parent lose a child.

No way in Australia should another cousin lose a cousin, or aunt or uncle and grandmother or grandfather lose a a beautiful young relative that they love.

No way in Australia should another friend suffer the loss of a friend.

No way in Australia should another young person take their life. 

If there is ANYTHING that can be done to stop the pain or clear the confusion or support the crisis that young people find themselves dealing with, then it should be done. This is exactly the type of support offered by Reach Out and the type of support we are asking you to contribute to through Laps for Life.

Please support US.

Please support young Australians.

NO WAY IN AUSTRALIA SHOULD YOUNG PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE IF IT CAN BE AVOIDED BY SUPPORT. 

Reach Out is that support.

Support us. Please. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1,000

Anonymous

$208

Henry Akes

$208

Judy & Rod

Well done Henry!! Issy would be so proud if you!❤️❤️

$208

Nick Jones

Well done, Maddy!

$208

Anonymous

$208

David And Robyn Jones

Swim swim swim xxx

$208

David And Robyn Jones

Just keep swimming xx

$208

David And Robyn Jones

Just like Thorpie 🤣

$208

David And Robyn Jones

Swim little fishy x

$208

Oliver Pitt-thacker

Great cause and good luck

$200

Manning O'loughlin

$200

Cliff Wirz

Your efforts will make a difference

$156

Scott Holmes

Awesome work brother! Issy would be proud <3

$156

Ashlea Pearson

$156

Harcourts Clayfield

Well done to all of you

$156

Marissa Mann

Fantastic Cause MJ xx

$150

Al Harper

Great cause MJ

$104

Alex Cumberland

Love you loads mate! Awesome work.

$104

James Fuss

This is an amazing thing you're doing Henry. Keep pushing through mate.

$104

Isabelle Jones

Go Team! Very proud of you all 💪🏼

$104

Janice Akes

You know she loves you Henry. Forever by your side. X

$104

Chris Solomon

This is something that is very close to my heart mate. A lot of people don't know this because I hide it well. I've been battling depression since I was a young teenager. I won't go into detail, but I always to focus on things like racing and some projects away from work to fill my head, so it doesn't get the chance to wander. I'm happy to help where I can, and would be good to catch up for a chat some time. Take care mate. All the best. 🙂

$104

Cath Hyne

Stay strong❤️😍

$104

Shaun Ferrero

$104

Clementine Scott

So proud of you all. Sending so much love x x x x

$104

Verity Hanlon

Fantastic effort Henry.

$104

Rosie Zumbo

Hi Hannah Wishing you all the best in this swim and and worthwhile cause. xx

$104

Liz And Drew Douglas

Great work Henry.

$104

Tom Burgess

Go Ashlea! Best cupcake maker on the team! Thank you for making all those cupcakes for Saturday. love Grandpa Tom x

$104

Grandpa Xxx

You make us all so proud Henry.

$104

Grandpa X

Issy would love that you are in the pool Hannah!

$104

Grandpa X

Thank you Maddy - swim for Issy!

$104

Georgia Pappin

$104

Howards Storage World Aspley

Fantastic cause.

$100

Jordan Hunt

❤️

$100

Genevieve Scott

Go you good thing!

$100

Jude Hopper

💝

$100

Emma Devlin

Keep up the good work :)

$100

Bek Horne

MY LITTLE THORPEDO X X

$100

Tania Tattersall

Well done girl, this is an amazing thing you are doing xx

$100

Ashleigh Molenaar

$95

Taylol

$78

Watkins/see Family

$78

Watkins/see Family

$78

Wazza

$78

Michelle Adams

Very proud of you Maddy!

$78

Sarah Withersooon

Go girl, go!!! x x

$78

Ann-maree See

$62

Technogeek Computer Services

Hope people help you reach your goal. Sorry for your loss.

$55

David Holmes

Well done Scott!

$54

Sally Nutting

$52

Ashton Tuckerman

Get it girl ♥️

$52

Dominique O’loughlin-mills

So happy Henry to be involved. Love always to you all . You are in our hearts every day. 💛

$52

Janice Akes

Thank you Sam 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️

$52

Trisha Whalen

$52

Lisa Salsbury

Go Dylan. Great cause. X

$52

Shelley Fuss

Stay strong - a great cause xx

$52

Jim Mayhem

10km all in one go?

$52

Justin Nikolovski

$52

Scott Holmes

$52

Emma Robertson

What a woman 🥰

$52

Sheridan Byrnes

💕

$52

Philip Akes

Thanks for joining the No Way in Australia team. ❤️🙏👍

$52

Sylvia & Warren Cowling

Keep swimming! I’m helping you in my mind. 😊

$52

Joan Holmes

So proud of you Scott!

$52

Janice Akes

Thank you Scotty ❤️

$52

Angus Mitchell

Go jazzy!!!

$52

Ashlea Pearson

Thank you so much! 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️ Looking forward to seeing you in the pool

$52

Millie Bax

♥️♥️♥️♥️

$52

Madeline Jones

$52

Oliver Hammond

$52

Anonymous

$52

J&j

Just keep swimming

$52

Jen Stewart

$52

Campbell Bowers

$52

Amanda Madden

$52

Janice Akes

Go little mermaid! And thank you x

$52

Rosie Kapur

You go glen coco!

$52

Hugo Meggitt

Love you uncle Henry

$52

Llewellyn Meggitt

Miss my Aunty Issy, forever singing giggle and hoot really badly!

$52

Jenny & Tim

Swim like a fish Maddie 🐠

$52

Gail Northcote

What a good egg you are!

$52

Damien Macken

$52

Jessica Flett

Great cause, good luck with the swim!!

$52

Hollie Pearson

You go, Glen Coco

$52

Mike

This all makes me appreciate you so much Love Mike Xx

$52

Jodi Stewart

Brilliant Hannah. Happy to support you in any way I can.

$52

Philip Akes

No Way in Australia...let’s all make a difference.

$52

Marie Faulkner

Good on you Hannah!!

$52

Philip Akes

🙏

$52

Sal & Ian

Good luck Mitch! From Sal & Ian

$52

Tom Meechan

$52

Tom Meechan

$52

Swimart Ascot

good luck guys Great cause

$52

Amy Smithies

❤️

$52

Gail Watson

Hi Henry. I went to St Rita's with your mum in the 70's and we lived in the same street. I wish you the best in your fundraising endeavour. I think about your Mum often. Say hello from me and maybe we'll catch up at the 45th school reunion this year.

$52

Hayden Bristow

$52

Melissa Pinfold

Thank you Hannah, as this is a really important issue in our world.

$52

Alison Merritt

$52

Alison Merritt

$52

Stephanie Daly

❤️

$52

Helen Keep

Go girl, such a lovely thing to do

$52

Hassan Zaheer

$52

Nat Akes

Go Team Issy Go xx

$52

Mandi Foley

Good luck mate, i sure you will do well!!!

$52

Atrau Paul

Love you man.

$52

Belinda Cox

Great work Hannah. Thank you. 😀

$52

Chris Danielsen

Love you brother!

$52

Hollie Pearson

Proud of you!

$52

The Akes Family Toowoomba

All our love to you and Maddy - May the full force of Issy be with you along the way. Xx 😘

$52

Julie Eaton

Good work Dylan

$52

Addy Hopper

GO GIRL

$52

David And Joan Holmes

$52

Jayde Long

$52

Sue Bell

Thinking of you and your family and friends. ❤️

$52

Stacey Wacker

$52

Eamom

Sam! This is incredible. So proud!

$52

Therese Rae

Well done Henry!

$52

Steve Neale

Hey mate, great cause and good on you for taking it on. I know it will make a positive difference, small or big who knows, but a difference never the less. Love Steve and family

$52

Teresa And Roy Wilson

Proud of you Sami Xx

$50

Beck H

$50

Kevin Rudd Jr

I love you my bro and I love what you’re doing right here. Super proud of you.

$50

Miranda Jones

I'm in there with you...with flippers on!

$50

Jen & Stu Findlay

A cause close to our hearts ❤

$50

Taylol

swim real good like for me boi

$50

Jesse Taylor

SWIM!

$50

Kate Costello

$47

Susan Kirkpatrick’s

$47

Melanie Foreman

Henry, you’re doing such an amazing thing. I hope you reach your goal.

$47

Kurt A Lerps

Thank you for your great help yesterday at BQ - I hope this donation helps your cause

$47

Kim And Tess

Great cause Dylan, we're behind you all the way

$47

Janice Akes

Don’t believe your sister Ashlea! You won’t sink. If you do Thorpedo will save you. X Thank you from Issy and me. X

$47

Claire Morris

Thinking of you and your family, Henry. Claire.

$47

Ann Hede

Go Dylan!!!!!

$40

Jayden Halliday

$31

Jt

Love your work mate

$31

Todd Rutherford

$31

Miranda Jack

You guys are doing such a wonderful thing. Hope this helps in reaching your goal X

$31

Riley Brogden

Much love guys 🙏🏼

$31

Grace Yu

Swim your little heart out, but don’t really. You’ll die without it <3

$31

Lauren Mewing

Go Mj 😘

$31

Stephanie Goakes

Well done Maddy x

$30

Chloe Gregor

Go Maddy! Such an important cause 💗💗 cheering for you xxxxx

$30

Ashleigh Meechan

$30

Asheligh

$30

A R Cheyne

$28

Janice Akes

Thanks Mick. Issy would be laughing and saying No way in Australia! Remember the fun times when you are swimming. X

$27

Janice Akes

Hey Mitch! Keep her in your heart as you swim. She was always my mermaid. Worked on her tan more than her study! X

$26

Annabel Withers

$26

Scott Holmes

On ya Timmy!

$26

Jacquie Mckerracher

Swim well Scott and Henri, a most worthy cause

$26

Joe Puglisi

Have fun and Good luck!!!

$26

Ryan Parisi

$26

Natalie Tyquin

GO MJIZZ!

$26

Brendo & Amanda

Well done Ashlea!! Great cause!!

$26

Beth Holmes

$26

Kelli Paton

Go Annabel!!! 😘

$26

Beth Holmes

$26

Katy Mawson

$26

Elsa Picone

$26

Jacqueline Cowan

Hey MJ, thinking of you and super strong family during this and for the rest of your lives. Proud of you.

$26

Sophie Mather

Good on ya maddy!!!

$26

Julie Wright

$26

Christopher Hall

Hey brother, I’m bouncing around overseas at the moment so I’m strapped for cash as you can imagine, I know 25 rods isn’t much but I hope it helps, Such an amazing thing you’re doing, give it your all on the day!

$26

Doug The Dog

Woof!

$26

Romeo I’m Not A Dog

Woof!

$26

Philip Akes

Go girl!

$26

Anonymous

I’m so sorry about your sister Issy. Keep talking. Keeping saying her name. You could be saving someone else’s life just by making mental illness more visible.

$26

Philip Akes

🦈

$26

Dan Hede

Take it home thorpey! You been getting any waves? Nice one bud, take it easy 👍

$26

Chelsea Keim

$26

Mp Studio

Go Hannah! Such a great cause ❤️

$26

Harriet Adcock

Great cause MJ!

$26

Tay Wood

$26

Grace Galloway

Go Maddy. Lots of love 💕!!

$26

Dylan Salsbury

$26

Samuel Ferrero

$26

Katrina Atienza

Proud of you Mads!! Love you!

$26

Natalie Webb

$26

Morgan Bradley

$26

Kristin Ocallaghan

$26

Betty Mckerracher

$26

Elizabeth Mckerracher

$26

Caitlin Holmes

$26

Caitlin Holmes

$26

Bigpapajezyboi

$26

Jo Minto

$26

Anonymous

$26

Jarred :) Xo

❤️❤️

$23

Billy Craig

Go Anabel!

$21

Sammie Holford

Good luck my sister in law / twin xx

$21

Emma Jones

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim, swim.

$21

Nan & Pop

$21

Sophie Maffina

❤️

$21

Tahlia Sher

Getting you a little bit closer to your goal💞

$21

Jenny Smith

$21

Chris Gibbons

Donating despite you not reaching the 10km hahah, thats 6.75 more than I've swum

$21

J Shackleton

$21

Leah Ellis

$21

Shardae De Joux

You go sister, love x

$21

Kaylene Perissinotto

Great work, Annabel

$21

Janice Akes

Haven’t met you Tim but thank you! See you at the pool on Saturday!

$21

Christopher Fitch

Good on you!!! And thank you

$21

Sharyn Hadden

Issy will always have a special place in my heart.💖

$21

Charles Ganzen

You're awesome (take 2)

$20

Emma C

Such a beautiful thing you’re doing <3

$20

Morgan Lang

Go mjaz! 👊🏾

$20

Em Perrin

Go Mjaz! xx

$19

Memphis & Alijah

Thanks for letting us swim with you yesterday. We want to give you all our recycling/pocket money for the year so far. Keep up the good work Ashlea & Henry :)

$16

In2orbit

Nice one Tommy!

$15

Hollis Brandt

Such a wonderful cause and so important. X

$10

Jordan Turnbull

Massive respect brother such a good cause hop you hit the $510

$10

Toyota4ever

Proud of you big brother 💜

$10

Lauren R

Thinking of you at this difficult time. This cause is close to my heart having suffered with mental illness for many years and enduring the impact of multiple suicides of those I work with.

$10

Adrian Highlands

$10

Nimue Marino

$10

Anonymous

Onya mate

$5

Amy Carter

$5

Lauren R