Supporters

Many well known people from all walks of life are behind the Love Can Move Mountains which is focused on promoting more love and positivity in the community and raising funds for www.wellwishers.com.

Current supporters include:

Sandra Sully is one of Australia’s most popular media personalities and has been a major television newsreader with Channel Ten for many years. She is best known for being a national anchor for Channel Ten’s Late Night News.

She has covered key events such as the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada.

She has regularly appeared on Meet The Press and has been a central part of many of the biggest news stories in the past 10 years.

Away from news she is known as a person of enormous integrity and credibility. She’s generously helped many charities.

 

Tammy Van Wisse is a proud mum and one of Australia’s most amazing athletes. She is a champion long distance swimmer.

She has won the round ManhattanIsland race in the USA and entered the Guiness Book of Records for her swim across the English Channel.

Amongst her many career achievements includes a swim along the mighty Murray River and swimming Loch Ness with her friend Dawn Fraser cheering her on.

In 1996 she became the first person ever to swim the dangerous Bass Strait.

In 2006 she broke the longest standing world record for marathon swimming from Battery Park New York to Sandy Hook New Jersey by over 2 hours. No one but Tammy has ever swum the length of the Murray River – it took her 106 days and she covered 248KM.

Her personal motto is “Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light”. She is right.

 

 

Richard Ashton is supporting and has been an actor and worked extensively in the movie industry.

He was the carpenter in the number one box office smash across the globe “Titanic” which saw Richard work with everyone from James Cameron, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane and Kathy Bates. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Richard who is originally from the UK.

Amongst his work in California and the US has been work as the Executive Director WW Repertory and Non-theatrical Sales and Marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment as well as work with 20th Century Fox as Director of Marketing and other key roles.

Richard lives in California and managed the 2006 launch of the James Bond Ultimate Edition DVD collection which was the highest grossing collection of its type that year. He has also created numerous award winning DVD collections for remarkable directors such John Ford, Robert Altman and more.

 

Professor Robert Cummins

has held a Personal Chair in Psychology at Deakin University since 1997. Prior to that, he held the positions of Sub-Dean in the Faculty of Arts (1990–1992) and Reader in Psychology (1993–1996).

His special area of interest is research into quality of life and he is regarded as an international authority in this field. He has been invited as a visiting scholar to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2000), City University of Hong Kong (2004) and the Carl von Linde Akademie in Germany (2005).

Professor Cummins is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. In 2005 he was designated ‘Expert of International Standing in Quality of Life Research’ by the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

In 2000, Professor Cummins founded the Australian Centre on Quality of Life as a virtual centre within Deakin University. It is designed as a resource for students and researchers. The Centre is listed by Google as the premier site for ‘Quality of life’, it has about 500 members, receives about 100 000 hits per year and is accessed at no cost to the user.

Professor Cummins has published over 200 books, book chapters, papers and reports. These receive about 130 citations each year and his lifetime citations exceed 1500. He is a popular speaker, giving 40–50 papers to meetings each year, and well over 100 media interviews.

 

 

Maggie Hamilton is one of Australia’s top writers, teachers and publishers. She gives regular talks, lectures and workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand; writes for magazines; is a keen observer of social trends; has a passion for the art of living meaningfully, and is a regular media commentator.

Maggie Hamilton’s working life has encompassed the public and private sectors, and includes senior roles in book publishing and with the ABC. Her professional commitments have included serving on the executive committee of the Sydney Peace Foundation and as member of the organising committee for the Federation Australian Women’s History Project, the Office for the Status of Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

 

Steven Stosny, Ph.D., is the founder of CompassionPower in suburban Washington, DC. Dr. Steven Stosny’s most recent books are, How to Improve your Marriage without Talking about It: Finding Love Beyond Words, and Love Without Hurt: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” and CNN’s “Talkback Live” and “Anderson Cooper 360″ and has been the subject of articles in, The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, O, Psychology Today, AP, Reuters, and USA Today.

 

Ami Williamson is a remarkable singer and songwriter and daughter of music icon John Williamson. Ami is a and internationally recognised opera singer, a qualified actress and an accomplished pianist. Her first CD has many remarkable tracks including “Travel in Cars”.

She is a big hearted proud mum who likes to give back to the community.

Ami studied acting with Hayes Gordon at The Ensemble Theatre. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, winning a scholarship in opera to further her studies in Germany with the world renowned Baritone Thomas Quastoff.
Recorded for 2MBS-FM, ABC Classic FM and ABC Radio National as well as performing on Channel Nine’s A Current Affair, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia, The Midday Show, Burkes Backyard , The Today Show, 9am, and Mornings with Kerri-Anne.

 

 

Neil Murray is a country music legend. He was part of the Warumpi band. He has released many critically acclaimed albums.

He is considered to be one of Australia’s most original and respected singer/songwriters.

His song “My Island Home” has become something of an unofficial anthem and was played at the closing ceremoney of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Neil first appeared in the early 80s as the founder of the highly respected Warumpi band.
His huge solo career has seen him release numerous albums including “Dust”, “These Hands” and “Witness”. He has written a novel “Sing for Me Countryman” and a book of poetry. He won the 1995 APRA Song of The Year for “My Island Home”.

 

 

Put simply, John Blackman is one of Australia’s great comedy legends. His voice is known to millions – and the characters he is behind have become personalities in their own right that a whole generation has grown up with.

He is best known for working on the iconic show “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” with Daryl Somers, Red Symons, Wilbur Wilde and Molly Meldrum. He has has one of the fastest comedy brains in the business. His skills have been a key driving factor behind the phenomenal success of Hey Hey it’s Saturday.

Since he first started working in radio in 1969, he has worked for many different radio stations including 3AW, 3AK and Triple M. His television career has been equally successful, appearing on many huge television programs including the “Paul Hogan Show”, “Family Feud”, “Blankety Blanks” and “Hey Hey it’s Saturday”. He has helped many charities.

John has published several books including Aussie Gags, More Aussie Gags, Don’t Come the Raw Prawn, Best of Aussie Slang, Aussie Slang Dictionary and the Dickie Knee Bumper Comic Book.

 

 


Guy Leech
is Australia’s top Ironman. During his absolutely astounding career he has won the Iron Man

Championship 7 times. In 1994 Guy was crowned ‘Australia’s fittest Athlete’ by the Australian Institute of Sport and Inside Sport dubbed him “The Fittest Man on the Planet” the following year.

He won the Australian Marathon Swimming Championships, represented his country in still water swimming and triumphed in his first attempt at the gruelling World Ocean Paddling championship in Molokai, Hawaii over 56kms. Away from sport he helps many charities and is a very passionate father.

 

 

 

Swimmer Duncan Armstrong is a tireless charity worker and a supporter of the project. Australia stopped when he won Gold at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. His coach Laurie Lawrence erupted around the pool and the scene is now part of swimming history and will never be forgotten.

Duncan won Gold at the 200 metre Men’s Freestyle at the Olympics in Seoul and Silver in the 400 metres Men’s Freestyle. He also won 2 Gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

He has also enjoyed a huge career in the media working with everything from Channel 7 to 2UE and away from the media he is a big hearted family man.

 

Tara Brown is one of Australia’s most admired journalists and star of 60 Minutes – one of Australia’s most successful shows ever.

She is a highly skilled journalist with incredible communication skills and an abundance of experience.

Beginning her television carrer in 1992, she has worked with many different programs including Nightline, A Current Affair and she is currently reporting on 60 Minutes.

She has reported all over the world and has interviewed many of the world’s best known personalities incuding Princess Mary, Tiger Woods, Ozzy Osbourne and the late Heath Ledger.

She continues to help numerous charities away from her work. Tara did a special report on love for 60 Minutes.

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