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19 August, 2021

Crime Stoppers wind farm walk returns

LOCALS will be up at the crack of dawn this Sunday as the annual Crime Stoppers fundraising walk returns and there is still time to get involved.

By Rhys Thomas

The annual Crime Stoppers fundraising walk is back again this Sunday and this time with some added features.

LOCALS will be up at the crack of dawn this Sunday as the annual Crime Stoppers fundraising walk returns and there is still time to get involved.

The walk was initially done to support the newly established Crime Stoppers Far Northern Volunteer Area Committee (VAC) with fundraising, but to also engage with the community.

Taking place at the picturesque Mt Emerald Wind Farm this Sunday, August 22 the walk raises money for Crime Stoppers while providing some fitness and breath-taking views.

VAC committee member Norma Moloney is encouraging people to get involved and participate in the fundraising walk.

“2020 was the first year we ran the walk so didn't really have any expectations,” she said. 

“We knew there would be a lot of interest but to have 118 walkers in total for our first year was amazing. 

“We live in a beautiful part of the world so why not get out and explore it whilst supporting a non-for-profIt organisation.” 

The time of the wind farm walk has been changed this year to coincide with the sunrise, with option for an amateur photo competition this year as well.

There are two available walks open for people, first is the initial Mt Emerald Wind Farm walk but there is also the option of the Rocky Creek Igloo walk along the rail trail. 

If any members of our community are able to assist or wish to fi nd out more information please contact Norma on 0417 541 126.

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