Trail walk points to great win for char­ity

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - HAY­DEN SMITH hay­

HUN­DREDS of Far North­ern­ers could take to Mount Whitfield’s scenic walk­ing trails un­der a pro­posed new char­ity event ear­marked to be­gin next year.

Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil is to­day likely to give in-prin­ci­ple sup­port to “The Ar­row Ex­pe­ri­ence”, an ini­tia­tive of the Far North Queens­land Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion (FNQHF) whereby par­tic­i­pants walk the green, blue, red and soon-to-be-com­plete yel­low ar­row trails over one morn­ing.

“The num­ber of par­tic­i­pants will be capped at 300, which is man­age­able from an event co-or­di­na­tion per­spec­tive as well as en­sur­ing that the ac­tiv­ity does not neg­a­tively im­pact on the walk­ing trails’ con­di­tion,” coun­cil of­fi­cers said in a re­port.

“The event is pro­posed to have var­i­ous course op­tions cater­ing for dif­fer­ent ages and lev­els of fit­ness.

“The event is ex­pected to gain strong com­mu­nity sup­port given the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s pre­vi­ous suc­cess with the de­liv­ery of lo­cal com­mu­nity events ... and the fact that the funds raised will di­rectly ben­e­fit the qual­ity of lo­cal health care.”

Flagged to be held in June 2018, the event “has the po­ten­tial” to be­come an an­nual fundraiser in the same vein as the pop­u­lar Re­lay For Life.

Of­fi­cers have rec­om­mended that the coun­cil sup­ports the pro­posed event.

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