Walking Sunbeams

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Walking Sunbeams event 21km fun walk(6 laps x 3.5kms) 8th November at Waitoki starting at 11am - funds raised to go to the Cancer Society.


The Cancer Society normally run a major fundraiser called Walking Stars in November which has had to be cancelled this year due to Covid. In a small way we still wanted to help out due to their large loss of fundraising for this cancelled event. Neil and I have been doing the walk each year since 2016 which was when we sadly lost our only daughter Hayley, to cancer. We have a lovely rural garden out at Waitoki which we have developed/planted out and dedicated to the memory of Hayley, plus the use of a neighbors property who have a walking track. Our walking event will be on Sunday 8th November but will be during the day so we have named it Walking Sunbeams instead of Walking Stars which is normally run at night. We have friends and family who have said they are keen to do the walk and now we are back at Level 1(fingers crossed it stays that way) we can go about getting it organized. The entry fee for Walking Sunbeams of $24.00 for an individual or $48.00 for a family is based on that it costs on average $24.00 for a volunteer to transport a person to a cancer medical appointment or for treatment. Now there is a direct link to the Cancer Society set up the entry fee will go straight to the Cancer Society and a receipt sent out. We hope that the weather will be good on the 8th November and we can enjoy the day catching up with friends and family while we walk. The walk will start at 11am for those wanting to do the full 21kms, the track is 3.5kms around so 6 laps, those wanting to walk less can come in behind the leaders depending on which lap they want to start at. This way everyone will finish together about 4 hours later.

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We want to run a Walking Stars type fundraising walk to raise funds for the Cancer Society since their usual Walking Stars had to be cancelled this year due to Covid.

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We did it!! Mission complete.  9 November 2020

Thanks everyone for all the donations, we certainly have raised money so much more than I thought we would!! There a few more donations I need to add yet from yesterday that I was given. Yesterday's Walking Sunbeams event was so much fun made perfect with the lovely sunny day(not what the forecast had predicted at all thankfully) and of course all that joined us!! There will be a few tired bodies today, hope the recovery period is quick. Great to catch up with everyone and have all the support and the messages of support from those family and friends that couldn't be here for the event. The Team Orange-Melbourne also had a great day, thank you guys for making it an International event!! A big thanks also to Shelley and Andrew for making their beautiful walkway available to use for the event plus the very generous donation. We might even think about doing it again next year??Love to you all, Janice and Neil.

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Anne-Marie on 09 Nov 2020
Good luck Janet and family. Lots of love, Anne-Marie
Janice and Neil
Janice and Neil on 09 Nov 2020
Great day yesterday!!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 09 Nov 2020
Ian and Glenn Mathews, Sandra and John, Cheryl,Jan,Steve,Sandra. Combined donations given yesterday at the Walk. Thanks guys much appreciated.
Patrick on 08 Nov 2020
Lots of love from Patrick and Julieta xxx
Ellen on 08 Nov 2020
Hope it goes well today, wish I could be there! Go walking sunbeams! <3 xxx

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