Fundrais­ers plan great walk of China

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News - By DENISE S. CAHILL

TEAM China will meet this Satur­day to em­bark on their Great Wall of China jour­ney but have been ‘ walk­ing’ to­gether for sev­eral months.

The group of 20, in­clud­ing two men, have been train­ing to­gether at Spring Into Fit­ness in Fre­man­tle for sev­eral months.

The Telethon Ad­ven­tur­ers fundraiser is the first ‘ad­ven­ture’ for co-founder Emily Parish who lost her four-year-old son El­liot to brain can­cer in 2011.

“It’s been so amaz­ing to train to­gether as a team,” Mrs Parish said.

“We did three week blocks of train­ing in­clud­ing car­dio, leg work, stretches and part­ner­ing up to support each other.”

Mrs Parish’s god­mother Elsie Evans, who re­cently turned 72, will join her while team man­ager Narelle An­to­nio, who has three young chil­dren, will con­tinue to co-or­di­nate fundrais­ing on home soil while the walk­ers com­plete the 10-day trip.

“As it gets closer, the emo­tion of ev­ery­thing is big for me,” she said.

“Ev­ery time we get to­gether as a group I leave so ex­cited.

“Team China has been an in­cred­i­ble suc­cess for the Telethon Ad­ven­tur­ers.”

The team has raised nearly $95,000.

To do­nate, visit http:// www.ev­ery­day­hero.com.au/event /TelethonAd­ven­tur­ersTeam China2014.

Pic­ture: Clip Me­dia Mo­tion

Team China walk­ers: (Front row) Chrissie Maus, Amelia Pal­frey, Emily Parish, George An­to­nio. (Back row) Cate Bar­tle, Karin Smith, Kate Scally, Elsie Evans, Lisa Hack­ett and Narelle An­to­nio.

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