OFFICIAL EVENT LAUNCH AT THE SHELLHARBOUR CLUB Thursday 16th February from 6pm EVERYONE WELCOME
The Great Illawarra Walk is now open for registration. You can walk 1km or 100km over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017. 100% of funds raised will be donated to Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS). Why not get a team together and encourage family and friends to sponsor you. We walk from Shellharbour Village to Coalcliffe and return.
Our focus this year is on youth and their special needs. This includes addressing issues such as homelessness, education, training, family breakdown, child abuse, domestic violence and health issues including mental health. The needs of our children and young people are vitally important and looking after these needs contributes to the future health and wellbeing of the whole community.
The Great Illawarra Walk is a community event that aims to help children in need. We are all unpaid volunteers and we have no fees or admin charges. Our sponsors pay for items that we give to the walkers such as the shirts, which are donated by Bendigo Bank (Oak Flats and Shellhrbour). Every last cent of what we raise goes to the cause that we support. Walkers participate over two days on the third weekend of March. Walkers can walk from 1km to 100km over one or two days. We walk from Shellharbour Village at 7am on the Saturday heading to Coalcliff. On Sunday, from 7am, we walk back to the Shellharbour Club. The registration fee is donated in full and walkers are also encouraged to raise sponsorship funds from family and friends. We also gratefully accept donations from anyone who is unable to walk on that weekend.
To celebrate the end of the first day Coalcliff Surf Club are kindly allowing use of their venue from 4.30pm on Saturday 18th March.
The bar will be open and there will be a sausage sizzle. Beer, wine, cider, mixers and soft drink will be available for purchase (not a bad way to ease sore legs!).
On Sunday 19th March the Shellharbour Club will be hosting an after party for Great Illawarra Walk participants (and their friends and family!).
The party runs from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and there will be free food for all walkers, as well as live entertainment. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.
Come along and join your fellow walkers for an afternoon of fun, food and (hopefully) a foot rub from your loved ones.
Wondering where to get coffee during the Great Illawarra Walk? Our friends at Campos Coffee have kindly donated coffee beans to each of the following cafes, who will in turn donate proceeds to the walk.
We encourage all walkers to support these local businesses and enjoy a well-deserved coffee along the way.
The Great Illawarra Walk will be on
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017
The 2017 event promises to be even bigger and better with the support of Wave FM for the fourth year. We are encouraging individual and team entries this year and want to get as many workplaces as possible involved.
Please join in and get your friends, family, or work colleagues together and form a team.
Some groups that may want to join in: Schools Gyms Real estate offices Banks and financial Trades Mechanics / engineers Shops etc...
This community event is growing year by year and is destined to become the biggest of its kind in the Illawarra. We are looking for long term community partners and businesses to come on board and join us in our exciting community journey.
If you would further information or if you would like to discuss this in greater detail I can be contacted on 0414335769.
Cheers Chris (founder Great Illawarra Walk)
To join a team, you have to register as a walker first. Then you can log in and join a team or register a team. This is in the edit profile area.
If you are unable to walk, you can still donate and all donations are gratefully accepted.