Forty-two kilometre fundraising walk raises cash for Cobram Special School vehicle.LAURA HURLEY August 5, 2014 4:13am
Volunteers have raised $2842.25 for Cobram Special School by walking 42km from Cobram to Yarrawonga.
Richard Randall, Marie-Josie Mill, Miho Yamaoa, Tara Litzow and Jenny Haysom began the walk at 7am on Saturday, July 19, with Ms Haysom and Ms Litzow completing the walk about 3.25pm.
Ms Haysom, whose seven-year-old nephew Matthew Almond is a student at the school, organised the fundraiser and said completing the walk was ‘‘a personal goal’’.
‘‘I was in a major car accident less than two years ago where I broke my pelvis in five places and had a collapsed lung,’’ Ms Haysom said.
‘‘I had no pain surprisingly after it.’’
School principal Leah Willis also joined in for a leg of the walk and said Ms Haysom and the volunteers had done ‘‘an amazing job’’.
Ms Willis said the funds would be put to good use.
‘‘We need to purchase a second van,’’ she said.
The school, which comcurrently has 33 students, accesses a range of services for the students throughout the community.
‘‘We work in inclusion with the mainstream schools,’’ Ms Willis said.
Ms Haysom is keen to run a similar fundraiser for the school next year, with Ms Willis labelling it ‘‘a great idea’’.
Ms Haysom said she had enjoyed the walk, as after a week of wintry conditions, the sun had come out just for the occasion.
‘‘It was absolutely lovely.
‘‘Other than a cold start, you couldn’t have asked for a better day.’’
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