Community to turn out for Toyah
A HUMAN chain spanning the entire 4km north Queensland beach where Toyah Cordingley was murdered last month has been planned for this weekend.
Signifying unity and peace, “Link Hands for Toyah” will take place on Wangetti Beach, 40km north of Cairns, where the 24-year-old woman was found dead after walking her dog on October 22.
At the wishes of Toyah’s family, organiser Bronwyn Farr decided to proceed with the event after hundreds of people searched for clues by walking the length of the beach last weekend.
Ms Farr was hoping enough people – an estimated 2700 – would turn up to extend along the entire beach and to show Toyah’s family how much the community cared. However, she said it didn’t matter if the chain fell short.
Link Hands for Toyah will take place at low tide from 7-8am tomorrow, gathering at the southern car park. Attendees are urged to bring a flower.
A traditional Kuku Yalanji healing ceremony will also take place.