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Community & Business

16 September, 2021

13.5km for three good causes

DOZENS of people joined together on Sunday to take on the 13.5km walk from Speewah campgrounds to the Red Beret in Redlynch, all for a good cause.

By Ellie Fink

DOZENS of people joined together on Sunday to take on the 13.5km walk from Speewah campgrounds to the Red Beret in Redlynch, all for a good cause. 

The “Speewah to the Hat Walk for a Cause” donated up to $2000 all together for the three causes that they believed needed the greatest helping hand in the community.

This year's recipients were a local family, who lost their 12 year old daughter due to complications from an asthma attack, a 13 year old girl Charlotte suffering with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, and the Bikers Against Child Abuse Tablelands Chapter.

Organiser Mick Dowling said that it has given him an amazing feeling hosting this walk and is thankful for the businesses who have gotten involved. 

“We made a call out to the community, asking if they knew anyone who needed a hand, then we go through them and see what we can do to help them the best we can,” he said.

“We have a few repeat walkers this year and we have been given so many generous donations from local businesses.

“It is a rewarding feeling, I enjoy helping people and seeing the look on their faces when they get that little pick me up and it's good to help them out when they need.” 

At the end of the walk, participants got together at the Red Beret for lunch and drinks and some raffles.


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