The Manly-Manado Walk 2012 – Give Poverty the Flush!
Date: Saturday, 8th September 2012
Time: Official start 8.15am (Start anytime between 7 am and 9 am). Finish no later than 1 pm.
Venue: Manly Scenic Walkway from Spit Bridge to Manly.
The Start is located at Ellery’s Punt Reserve, the park north-east of Spit Bridge and just south of Avona Crescent, Seaforth.
The Finish is located on the grass bank in front of The Manly Art Gallery, West Esplanade, Manly.
Details: The eighth Manly-Manado 10km sponsored Walk (from Spit Bridge to Manly) is taking place on Saturday, 8th September 2012. This year’s Walk is raising funds for 50 mothers and babies at Compassion’s Child Survival Programme in Manado, Indonesia. It will also help raise awareness of why water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) matter in a developing community.
Every day 21,000 children die, most from entirely preventable causes. Around 3,000 children die every day from diseases related to water and sanitation.
Practical care and medical attention are essential to fighting child mortality; however, for children to survive and thrive for their fifth birthday, they also need to have self-confidence, healthy relationships and awareness of the world around them. This is what Compassion’s Child Survival Programme strives to achieve.
To date, over 1,600 people have taken part in the Manly-Manado Walk experiencing one of Sydney’s most beautiful scenic walkways from Spit Bridge to Manly. In doing so, over $185,000 has been raised and this year we are aiming to raise a further $50,000 for the 50 mothers and babies in Manado.
On the day you will also be given a picture of a mother and baby from the programme in Manado whom you can walk for. The Walk is also part of The Australian Toilet Tour (www.toilettour.org.au). Something as simple as a toilet can ensure a child lives beyond the age of 5. Yet 1 in 3 people worldwide, a mind boggling, 2.5 billion people, live without access to a decent toilet. By taking part in the Walk you will also have the opportunity to form Manly’s longest toilet queue in front of a giant toilet and draw Australia’s attention to the global sanitation crisis in an effort to encourage our Government to see this basic necessity as an aid priority.
So why not invite your friends, family & colleagues to join in! It promises to be a fun day for young and old alike. There will be plenty of refreshments along the way with a sausage sizzle, kids activities and live music at the finish. Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Taking part and creating a fundraising page is free but each walker should aim to raise at least $150 each.
Contact: Mike Howorth (event manager)
Tel / email: 0418 969 467 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Register: Please go to the following URL to register and set up your own personal fundraising page: www.thewalk.org.au