Walk and talk for good cause

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

FIT­NESS and char­ity will come to­gether on Oc­to­ber 22 for the an­nual Walk for Can­cer event.

Or­gan­ised by a group of ded­i­cated women, the 10km walk from Coles to Fonty’s Pool will raise money for Can­cer Coun­cil WA.

Bad weather kept many peo­ple away last year and this year or­gan­is­ers are call­ing on the com­mu­nity to join them in the walk.

The event has been run­ning for about 15 years and be­gan with a walk from North­cliffe to Windy Har­bour.

Co-or­gan­iser Ta­nia Bur­ford said the event was a fun and re­ward­ing way to spend a day.

“It’s a nice walk in the coun­try, Seven Day Road is a pretty area,” she said.

“It’s a lovely way to walk and talk with some won­der­ful peo­ple.”

Co-or­gan­iser Bar­bara Hunter said they were hop­ing to raise about $4000 for the Can­cer Coun­cil.

“We nor­mally get 80-120 peo­ple, so we hope there’s good weather to en­cour­age more peo­ple to come along,” she said.

Mrs Hunter added her thanks to all the spon­sors in­volved in the event for their on­go­ing sup­port of the an­nual walk.

“The Ro­tary Club will be hold­ing a sausage siz­zle at Fonty’s Pool at the end of the walk,” she said.

Mrs Bur­ford en­cour­aged peo­ple to come along on the day dressed in pink.

Regis­tra­tions open at 7.30am on Oc­to­ber 22, en­try is $10 and the walk be­gins at 8am.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Walk for Can­cer or­gan­is­ers Bar­bara Hunter and Ta­nia Bur­ford en­cour­age peo­ple to join the an­nual event later this month.

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