AND THEY ARE OFF!
Up into the skies before landing in Noosa for the beginning of their five day trek along the Coast.
Julian Day, Dr Bronwyn Cooper & Preetie Shehkkar will be covering up to 170km along the coast from 8th to 12th May 2017. They will be walking along every single beach and over every headland following the motto of ‘Close to the Coast’.
First day is from Noosa to a camp site 44km along one beach, next day into Rainbow Beach, then across Fraser Island to Hervey Bay. Day 4 to Woodgate and finish on Day 5 at Burnett Heads. There will be eight water crossings! Wish them luck!
They are raising money for the Hervey Bay Youth Mentoring Program which supports young people (7-17 years old) at risk of disengaging with the education system to fully participate in the community in positive, constructive and respected ways.
Preetie “Why am I doing this? – No surprise here…Giving back to our native community especially the youth – a little contribution for our beautiful coastline – and supporting my visionary friend Julian”.
You can donate by transferring funds into the ‘Julian R Day Coastal Walk” every cent is much appreciated!
Support them with your donations through the month of May 2017. Deposit directly into Julian R Day Coastal Walk Charity Account. BSB:112-879 A/C No. 477761552. All donations over $2 Tax Deductible.
Leader, Julian has walked the whole of the NSW Coast and raised over $40,000 for various charities along the way. He’s now well into Queensland and they will continue north from Bundaberg at the end of 2017.
His walks have included four south from Sydney to Eden and north from Sydney to Newcastle, to Forster, to Port Macquarie, to Coffs Harbour, to Byron Bay, to the top end of Moreton Island and Brisbane to Noosa.
Warmly supported by Jim Bennett, President of the Noosa Rotary Club who has helped with all the practicalities for the Team. Thank you Jim!
The original 170kms is now possibly 150kms due to high tides and restricted access. Unsurprisingly, none of them are complaining about this!
However, some are taking the opportunity to ‘warm up’ with some special treatments from Peppers Resort who have been hosting them today before the walk kicks off tomorrow!
No complaints there either, although that might change after Day 1, when aching feet might be the order of the day!
Also supporting this considerable effort are Gary and Sharon Parsons. You may remember Gary as a World and Guiness Book record holder for long distance running.
Larger than life Garry (Patron) and Sharon the incredible woman behind the man, were there to inspire the Team before their journey!
Local news station ‘Noosa News‘ has interviewed our Team, and will be posting their progress ‘Live’ on Tuesday. We’ll let you know where to look to see what they are up to, and whose is complaining most!
Preetie will also be broadcasting to Facebook Live – we’ll let you know when that is happening in advance so you can catch up with their progress.
Good Luck! from all the team at Waterline. We’ll be monitoring the progress each day this week!
Don’t forget to support the trio for this great cause. Every step they take is for Hervey Bay Youth Mentoring Programme and we wish them… ALL THE BEST!
And hopefully, no crocs or sharks in the Estuaries!