From Barwon to Bendigo to Boroondara – Stroke survivors walk for a cause

On Friday 11 October, 85 motivated walkers took part in the Stroke Association of Victoria’s (SAV) Will 2 Walk event which aims to bring together stroke survivors and their families and friends, all whilst raising much needed funds for SAV’s three Stroke Support Centres – Barwon, Bendigo and Boroondara.

Participants could choose to trek 1km, 5km, 10km or the entire 20km along some of Victoria’s most beautiful trails– the Bellarine Rail Trail, the Main Yarra Trail and the O’Keefe Rail Trail – admiring the scenery and catching up with friends old and new as they went.

Staff and volunteers from each centre had organised for a delicious lunch to be waiting at the end for the very deserving participants, along with raffles, silent auctions and other entertainment and activities. Barwon walkers were also treated to a ride on The Bellarine Railway Heritage Train.

SAV is pleased to announce that fundraising efforts across the three sites have hit a total of $55,859.40 which will enable the centres to continue providing support to people affected by a stroke. This would not have been achieved without the support of some key fundraisers and local businesses.

We would like to thank our top fundraisers across each location:
– Anita & Tom Roper (Boroondara)
– Josie & David Marcello (Boroondara)
– Kate Di Bella (Boroondara)
– Rolly Perus (Barwon)
– Emily Holmes (Barwon)
– Sam Donchi (Barwon)
– Elsie Smith (Bendigo)
– Ron & Marge Townrow (Bendigo)
– Bendigo Health Staff Rehab Ward 6C (Bendigo)

SAV will announce the 2020 Will 2 Walk details in the new year.

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