Almost $1500 has been raised towards cancer research thanks to the ‘Nine Bridges of Narrabri’ walk held on Sunday morning.
The event was a take on Sydney’s famous seven bridges walk.
Helen Dugdale set off from The Crossing Theatre for the 28-kilometre walk in the early hours of Sunday morning with a small group striding alongside. Well-known local Jocellin Jansson joined Mrs Dugdale for the entire journey. The pair placed coloured rocks by the bridges for participants to collect along the route.
Most of the bad weather from the previous day disappeared in time for the trek around the town, with only a short shower of rain providing a bit of cool relief from the day’s activity.
The Murphy family participated in the walk later in the morning, with young Anna, Darcy, Matilda and Lucy, along with parents Julie and Damian, happy to join the cancer awareness raising event.
Mrs Dugdale was thrilled with the fundraising success of the ‘Nine Bridges of Narrabri’ walk.
“We didn’t do it expecting anything,” she said.
“Any donation is a bonus.
“We’re raising awareness for cancer and getting fit at the same time.”
She thanked the supporters, donors and people who participated on the day.
Mrs Dugdale’s father Norm Chapman assisted her event on the day, acting as the support crew for the walk.
A small celebration was held back at the seating area near The Crossing Theatre following the walk’s completion.
Donations towards the ‘Nine Bridges of Narrabri’ walk can still be made online at the Cancer Council’s website here.To order photos from this page click here