Organised by Walk Co-ordinators Kerron Bromfield and Terry Bailey, the 2.5km walk will raise much-needed funds for Bloomhill and will start at La Balsa Park on Harbour Parade, winding its way to the park beside Kawana Surf Club, where a free sausage sizzle will await to revive participants. Registration begins from 8:30 am with Raelene Boyle leading the walk promptly at 9am on Sunday 8th August.
“No matter what fitness level you are, come walking, running or jogging, anyone and everyone can join in,” Kerron said.
The walk aims to generate awareness and raise much-needed funds for this local charity. All the money received from either donations or sponsorship of walk participants will help Bloomhill to continue providing valuable services to those living with cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast region.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
“Bloomhill depends on the generosity of local businesses and the community because we don’t receive any government funding. So we really rely on the money raised through our Op Shops, donations, grants and fundraising activities, like the Bloomhill Support Walk, for us to continue to offer our support.
All those participating in the walk will be seeking sponsorship, so please give what you can,” Bloomhill Cancer Help President, Jenny Carroll said.
The Bloomhill Support Walk is only the beginning of Bloomhill’s Blitz week, a week filled with activities that all aim to support and raise awareness about this local charity. The week includes an Open Day on Monday, Collection Day on Tuesday, Volunteer Day on Wednesday, a Blitz exterior makeover by Adenbrook Homes on Thursday and will conclude with the launch of a major fundraising campaign, Target 300, on Friday.
Jenny said everyone at Bloomhill is really excited about Blitz week.
“Blitz week is a great opportunity for the community to give back to a charity that has constantly given to others,” Jenny said.
“So, if you are unable to make it to our Bloomhill Support Walk but would still like to lend a helping hand, feel free to join in on any our Blitz week activities, everyone is welcome”.
For more information or to participate in the walk, please call Kerron Bromfield on 0438 322 098 or visit Bloomhill Cancer Help at 58 Ballinger Road or any of the Bloomhill Op shops across the Coast to collect a registration form.