Port women to walk world

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

WOMEN of Dou­glas, it is time to tie up your shoelaces and walk with women all around the world this Sun­day.

The Coun­try Women of the World’s an­nual ’Women Walk the World’ day raises money and aware­ness of women liv­ing in third-world con­di­tions, with an aim to re­lieve poverty and to im­prove health and ed­u­ca­tion.

This year the Port Dou­glas Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion have joined in with their worldly coun­ter­parts and in­vite ev­ery­one from the com­mu­nity to join in for the cause.

Port Dou­glas CWA mem­ber Faye Hud­son said the or­gan­i­sa­tion plans to walk twice around the block to make five kilo­me­tres start­ing from their hall on Blake St.

“It is lit­er­ally hap­pen­ing all around the world and you don’t have to be a mem­ber, you can walk any­time in April but most peo­ple are do­ing it on the 29th and the idea is to raise money and help projects,” she said.

“Be­cause we are a very small group we are com­bin­ing with the Angli­can Church on that af­ter­noon at 4pm and af­ter we’re go­ing to have a sausage siz­zle.

“It would be won­der­ful if other peo­ple would join in.”

Money is be­ing raised through spon­sor­ships and do­na­tions can be made by pop­ping in to the CWA Hall to­mor­row af­ter­noon or when you join in with the walk on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Walk­ing for a good cause: Port Dou­glas QCWA’S Faye Hud­son

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