In­au­gu­ral Mother’s Day event suc­cess

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Or­gan­is­ers of the in­au­gu­ral Mother’s Day Clas­sic Walk Run event in Tocumwal on Sun­day were thrilled with the suc­cess of the event.

More than 200 peo­ple en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing, and sup­port­ing the Breast Can­cer Re­search fundraiser.

The event fea­tured many fam­ily groups, with at least one fam­ily hav­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from four gen­er­a­tions walk­ing the 4km route.

Anita Hunter from Lu­mi­nous biz de­vel­op­ment said the sup­port was over­whelm­ing.

‘‘We are so pleased with the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity who showed their great sup­port for the event.

‘‘Ev­ery­one there, whether walk­ing or sup­port­ing, ap­peared to en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘We’ve had some great feed­back.

‘‘Groups like Ro­tary, the Tocumwal Foot­ball Club, Mild to Wild Car Club, the Tocumwal Walk­ing Club and the Tai Chi classes helped by pro­vid­ing many vol­un­teers that made our job so much eas­ier, and the day more en­joy­able for those who par­tic­i­pated.’’

Ms Hunter also thanked the spon­sors of the event.

‘‘Their gen­eros­ity in cov­er­ing some of the nec­es­sary out­lays, means that all of the monies from en­try fees and do­na­tions has gone to the Na­tional Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion for its re­search pro­grams.

‘‘We are al­ready look­ing for­ward to host­ing the event again in Tocumwal on Mother’s Day in 2013.’’

Alyssa Hunter (4km run­ner) and Billy Dunn from Ro­tary at the Fun Run.

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