Com­mu­nity to turn out for Toyah

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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