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Do the walk of life

By Liam Nash

Little angels across the country will be celebrated and remembered at the annual Walk for Prems, with Goulburn Valley’s event to be held locally in Nathalia on October 27.

Entering its 10th year, the walk raises money for Life’s Little Treasures foundation – a charity dedicated to supporting the families of babies born sick or before 37 weeks' gestation.

Nathalia Recreation Reserve will be flooded with participants doing their bit to raise money for the foundation, as one of 12 locations across Australia hosting a walk.

There will be a BYO picnic after the walk, entertainment for children, as well as a remembrance service where a minute's silence will be held, paying tribute to the premature babies who have died.

“The walk is in its 10th year, so it should be a really nice celebration,” Life’s Little Treasures's Emma Broadway said.

Life’s Little Treasures was formed in 2005 by Shushanna Morris and Parool Shah, mothers who both had premature or sick babies and realised there was no structure in place to assist families - and decided to do something about it.

Fifteen years later, the charity provides support for 300 hostels and 123 hospitals across the nation with the Walk for Prems its biggest annual fundraiser.

Having already raised $1.8 million for the foundation to date, this year’s target to hit for the walk was $350 000 and Ms Broadway encouraged everybody to sign up while there was still time.

● The Walk for Prems is on from 10 am at Nathalia Recreation Reserve on October 27.