Red river walkers raise more than $1700 for MS

June 01, 2018

Ava and Henry Robinson with ‘Elvis’.

Toby, Peter and Angus Rae with ‘Simba’.

Hayley Bates, Leah Robinson and Vanessa McKay.

Meg Fisher and dog ‘Poppy’ with Emma and Boddie Arthur and their son Lincoln.

Phoebe and George Selleck.

Andy and Alice Landale with their children Eddie and Arabella.

The ‘Deni Kisses Goodbye to MS’ river walkers helped raise more than $1700 for research into the disease on Sunday morning.

More than 100 people donned something red — the national colour for MS awareness — and enjoyed the stroll from McLean Beach to Willoughby’s Beach and back all in the name of charity.

Participants were asked to donate $5 to take part, but many donated more, and some people brought along their dog.

The walkers were also treated to a barbecue at McLean Beach afterwards.

Event coordinator Robbie Landale said they raised $1718.

‘‘We’d like to say a big thank you to the town,’’ she said.

‘‘There is no way we could have raised this amount of money without the support we received.

‘‘We are still receiving donations from people which is just wonderful.

‘‘There are other fundraisers we are hoping to organise during the year so we can raise money and awareness for MS.’’

A raffle was also held with one of the winners, Alice Landale, who is an MS sufferer, donating her $100 prizemoney back to the cause.

If anyone would still like to donate, contact Robbie Landale on 0427813040.

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