Lan­tern walk shines light on leukaemia

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Louise Alling­ham

Maddy, 11, Amy, Evie, 6, and Lexi Strange, 9, were among many fam­i­lies who par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual Leukaemia Foun­da­tion lan­tern walk at Dampier’s Guy Fawkes cel­e­bra­tions last Satur­day night.

Thou­sands of peo­ple lined the Dampier fore­shore last Satur­day night for the an­nual Guy Fawkes fire­works and Light the Night lan­tern walk.

Mother na­ture put on her own light show for the crowd be­fore the fire­works and lan­tern walk with a spec­tac­u­lar Pil­bara sun­set and moon rise.

A new for­mat for the muchloved Guy Fawkes cel­e­bra­tions had crowds spread­ing all the way from Hamp­ton Oval to the Hamp­ton Har­bour Boat and Sail­ing Club.

At the yacht club, crowds en­joyed food vans, twi­light tunes and car­ni­val rides.

On the oval, friends and fam­i­lies browsed mar­ket stalls and grabbed a bite to eat from lo­cal food vans at the Dampier Beachside mar­kets.

There were also amuse­ment rides and face paint­ing to keep the kids en­ter­tained.

Wrapped Cre­ations event co­or­di­na­tor David Yakkas said the new for­mat worked well and made for a fun fam­ily night.

“I think it was a suc­cess based on the feed­back we re­ceived on the night from peo­ple,” he said.

“Peo­ple en­joyed that there were more fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Mr Yakkas said he hoped more stall­hold­ers would get on board next year af­ter see­ing the suc­cess on Satur­day night.

“The key things the Dampier Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion were try­ing to achieve were re­ally about ac­ti­vat­ing that fore­shore,” he said.

Picture: Louise Alling­ham

Pictures: Louise Alling­ham

Maddy, 11, Amy, Evie, 6, and Lexi Strange, 9.

Avalee Wall, 2, en­joys a pony ride with Natasha Bid­dle and Me­gan Hunt, 15.

Bren­don Till and Kylie Hosie.

Laura Wood and Rori Cate Am­merer, 11, sell lanterns for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

Jas­min and Lalita Ashcroft, 12, at the Mea­sured and Trea­sured stall.

Sasha van der Meulen, of Karma Hands Mas­sage Ther­apy, and Karen Cukela, of Gnaly Gnaly Es­sen­tial Oils, at the mar­kets.

Hinna Cas­sidy and Bec Adamini at their Crys­tal Ki Bliss and Lit­tle Luma can­dles stall.

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