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Sunday 17 November 2013

Carers Victoria Walk To Care 2013

By Darren Stones

What a fantastic day! On Sunday 17 November 2013 it was perfect weather for Carers Victoria Walk To Care 2013, and with approximately 300 walkers, everyone had a great time raising awareness and funds.

It was a bubbly festival atmosphere with entertainment, a petting zoo, Zumba dancing, wellbeing and massage stall, and a terrific BBQ. Participants wore their supplied lime green t-shirts for the 4-kilometre walk along the banks of the picturesque Maribyrnong River.

If you would like to donate to Carers Victoria Walk to Care, see my personal sponsorship page. Donations will be open until mid December 2013. Thank you!

Here's a series of photos I took with my iPhone during the event.

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Walk To Care Registration Area

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Darren Stones and Bronwyn Galofaro ready to walk

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Rotary Club of West Footscray BBQ

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Carers Victoria Ambassador Charlie Pickering
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Crowd listening to speakers

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Crowd listening to speakers

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Moira Kelly AO, Charlie Pickering, Caroline Mulcahy and friends at the start line

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Kids at the start line ready to go

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Bronwyn Galofaro and Darren Stones walking to care

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Walkers enjoying the sun and raising awareness 

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Walkers enjoying the scenery

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Walkers crossing the Afton Street Footbridge

Saturday 9 November 2013

Sponsor me as I 'Walk To Care' along the Maribyrnong River

By Darren Stones

On Sunday November 17, 2013 from 9:00am to 2:30pm I will be taking part in Carers Victoria 'Walk To Care'. This event is a non-competitive 4 kilometre walk along the banks of Maribyrnong River.

Commencing from Coulson Gardens, which is located on The Esplanade/Chifley Drive in Maribyrnong, the walk aims to support and celebrate carers who go about their duties on a daily basis.

I'll be taking part in the walk and I kindly ask you to consider sponsoring me as my aim is to raise a minimum of $200.00 for Carers Victoria.

As a volunteer working with the Young Carers Program as part of Merri Community Health Services, I can say that these people need our support, and importantly, some recognition for their efforts.

Thanks for your support. Give generously!

Further information:

Darren Stones personal fundraising page

Carers Victoria Walk To Care