Walk4Charity 2017

Great Southern Hemisphere Trek

On Sunday 8th October 2017, thirty participants completed a journey along our Great Southern Hemisphere Trek. This path was once the land of the Aboriginal people prior to white settlement. It's easy to visualise the Eora living here as skilled fisher-hunter-gatherers in family groups. Not only did we take on this journey in aid of cancer research, but also we celebrated the Aboriginal communities of Australia.The walk for charity commenced at Greenwich Point, meandered its way around the foreshore, ventured through forested corridors and journeyed around bushland covered headlands. The walk eventually finished under the Harbour Bridge where we boarded our boat for a cruise up the river to a beautiful parkland reserve for an after event social that overlooked the Parramatta River. The event can only be described as; 'A Beautiful Journey', one that has achieved raising $5,000 for Cancer Research in Australia. Congratulations and thank you to all who took up the quest to aid cancer research.

On behalf of the Walk4Charity volunteers, we would like to thank our sponsors, supporters and the participants who completed this year's journey for cancer research.

Cancer... We have all been touched by someone who has suffered from this debilitating disease.

Please help us achieve our goal in raising funds for this very important cause. Let's knock cancer on its head, join our 2018 journey. Registrations available from June 2018.

 

Did you know... In 2017 it is estimated that there will be 134,174 new cases diagnosed with an estimated 47,753 deaths caused by cancer. The chance of survival from this debilitating disease is less than 68%. (Statistics provided by Cancer Australia).

Event Sponsors

Wise Monkey Cafe   -   Crofty's Cafe, Grill & Takeaway   -   Bite Me Bakehouse   -   Hudson The Grocer   -   The Plant Bug Garden Centre   -   Pie In The Sky

Event Volunteers

Greg Williams, Carmel Healey, Mal Star, Tracy Hoogland, Peter Hoogland, Robyn Earle, Roger Macarthur, Kylie Hanks.

Support Donors

Greg Williams, Carmel Healey, Cassie Vockler, Mal Star, Peter Lamrock, Hedy Stahel, Elizabeth Gipps, Bruce Langley, Peng Peng Tan, Dominic Herschel, Karen Jameyson, Susan Bell, Yeen Ng, Kim Ryder, Joyce Kouw, Roger Macarthur, Glenyss Carey, Anne-Marie Seve, Karayna Johnson, Gregg Cambourn, Tim Allen, Olyvia Wangsa, Paul Sorrel, Leanne Hill, Jean Leow, Robyn Earle, Helen Toohey, Trekfa Sunrise Team, Anonymous.

Participants

Greg Williams, Peter Hoogland, Dorian Munting, Janne Ramsay, Kylie Hanks, Mal Star, Claire Corman,

Brenda Harris, Elizabeth Gipps, Peng Peng Tan, Carolyn Foster, Glenyss Carey, Michele Mawer, David Hogan, Diane Read, Carmel Healey, Tracy Hoogland, Hadijah Munting, Allan Ramsay, Adriana  Hincapie, Pierre Fonsny, Jean Leow, Robyn Earle, Bruce Langley, Susan Bell, Roger Macarthur, Joyce Kouw, Terrie Heath, Anne-Marie Seve, Daryl Radivojevic.

Walk4Charity Reviews

Anonymous:

Wow, it was great to see so many enthusiastic walkers who had generously given their time and money to aid cancer research along with an acknowledgement of the Aboriginal flag and this country's traditional custodians. Well done!

Jean L:

Thank you for organising such a wonderful and meaningful event today.  I can't imagine how much hard work has gone into it.  I feel so privileged to have joined you and the group of beautiful people on this walk.  My mum passed away from stomach cancer earlier in May this year. Cancer has touched the lives of so many people in so many ways, and anything that we do for cancer research will go a long way.  I am sure that one day we will be able to find a cure for this devastating and heartbreaking disease. I'd love to volunteer my help in any way possible, should you need support for future events. Thank you once again.

Peng T:

Greg and Carmel were the perfect hosts for their recent Walk4Charity Day event held on Sunday 8th October. Meeting at the Kissing Point wharf was the perfect location as there was ample parking for all participants. The walk combined stretches of bushland offering great views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its CBD skyline. With 22 points of interest shown to the participants, we also walked across Aboriginal and modern historical sites, which was an eye-opener for a Sydney-sider like me who, despite having lived here for 16 years, had not ventured the route before. In the spirit of the event, everyone came dressed in pink or wore attire with splashes of pink. The weather for the day held up even though clouds were grey, in parts. We all rewarded ourselves with a yummy sausage sizzle and drinks flowed bountifully, post-event. All in all, a really great day out ! So glad that Greg and Carmel exceeded their donation target too! Kudos to the organisers and all volunteers on the day.

Anonymous:

Thanks Greg and Carmel for a wonderful event - Walk4Charity.

In such beautiful surroundings we had the opportunity to reflect and pause for those who have or are currently courageously dealing with cancer on a daily basis. Collectively we can share experiences and give support to those who need some kindness.

Tracy H: 

The 2017 Walk4Charity walk was a really fun day out for all of us and a great way to raise money for a very worthy cause - cancer research. Cancer touches most of us in some way, so it was great to dress up in pink and walk for that someone we know. We caught ferries, chatted as we walked along the beautiful harbour shoreline, and enjoyed a well earned morning tea at Balls Head. Thanks to Mal, a sausage sizzle and drink was the perfect finish to the day.

Anne-Marie S:

A flush of pink brightened the dull Sydney Sunday as our enthusiastic 30 strong group met at Kissing  Point Park for the ferry transfer to our Greenwich start point. The meandering trail wound its way through lovely remnant bushland, Naval and fuel facilities and fabulous rock outcrops with the magnificent Sydney Harbour views as backdrops. Our pink snail trail of walkers was able to enjoy the mild weather and comfortable pace, chatting and catching up with old walking friends and making new ones as well! We all enjoyed our morning cuppa and cake and were lucky to have Roger add his insight into much of the old shipping history. A relaxing scenic ferry trip back and BBQ under the trees with a beverage or two was the perfect end to a great day outdoors! Thank you for the company and laughs; all for a good cause!

Walk4Charity is proud to have been able to donate 100% of the fundraising dollar

without deduction of any outgoing expenses.

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