Walkers step out for cause
More than 1000 charitable locals flocked to the beach for an 8km walk last weekend, but it was far more than just their average Sunday stroll.
The annual Kyle’s Walk event was held on Sunday, which saw the community unite in memory of Kyle Andrews, an 11-year-old Broome boy who died from cancer in 1998.
In one of the highest turnouts since the event’s inception nearly two decades ago, about 1200 locals joined in the memorial walk from Gantheaume Point to Cable Beach in their burgundy shirts.
Kyle Andrews Foundation chairman Matt Sear said he could not be happier with the level of support once again.
“Each year, the amount of support from the community just goes to another level and I could not thank everyone enough,” he said.
“It really shows that we are a tight-knit town and the generosity blows my mind each year.
“We were blessed with the weather once again this year and the view of the walkers on the beach with their shirts on made for an amazing spectacle.”
Mr Sear said the majority of the Kyle’s Camp children, who arrived to Broome on Friday, participated and completed the walk.
“The kids should be really proud of their efforts, much like everyone else who got involved,” he said.
“Seeing the kids smiling and enjoying themselves is what it is all about.”
Mr Sear said although donations had not yet been counted, about $20,000 was raised from the walk.
Participants of Kyle's Walk flooded Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point.