In its ninth year, the Great Illawarra Walk managed to raise $60,000 and attracted over 300 people.
“We didn’t raise as much as last year, but we still did well, and next year I expect it to be bigger than ever,” coordinator Chris Lovatt said.
Committee member Ruth Lovatt said the 100-km walk has many social and health benefits, and it was an ideal way to exercise, raise money, and have fun.
“Walking is a nice, healthy activity,” Ruth said. “It’s also a nice community event and a great way to meet people. I would really love to see it grow next year and every other year after that,” she said.
To find out more about The Great Illawarra Walk visit their Facebook page.