Around 1500 well wishers turned up at Cronulla Beach yesterday to support 2GB, 2CH and Channel 7 personality Glenn Wheeler.
He was seriously injured when his motor scooter collided with an SUV two weeks ago.
There was enough of a crowd gathered to spell out a giant “Get Well Glenn!” on the sands in front of the Eloura Surf Club.
The event was well publicised on 2GB, led by Drive presenter Ben Fordham. The cause also got a good airing on 2UE.
Among the celebrities present were Seven Morning Show hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gilles. Seven’s Sally Onermeder and Tom Williams, cricketer Glenn McGrath and the entire Cronulla Sharks NRL squad along with the Continuous Call Team’s Daryll Brohman and Federal Minister of Social Services, Scott Morrison.
Ben Fordham told The Daily Telegraph, that Wheeler would be overwhelmed by the turnout.
“What a response from the people of the Shire and the people of Sydney,” Fordham said.
“The organiser Rob Stanley-Jones has done a remarkable job to pull this together.
“Wheeler loves the big show and I just reckon he would be completely blown away by it,” said Fordham.
Glenn remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit.
Glenn’s daughter Abigail told the SMH, “He’s yet to wake up but is showing really positive signs and is able to move his hands and fingers, so it’s small steps but we’re optimistic. He’s too strong to give up, it’s just a waiting game.”