Moama’s Di van der Zypp is walking 250km over a month to raise money for Echuca hospital's Make Your Mark campaign.IVY WISE May 27, 2014 5:32pm
Moama’s Di van der Zypp is walking 250km over a month in an effort to raise $10,000 for Echuca hospital’s Make Your Mark campaign.
Ms van der Zypp, a member of the Make Your Mark committee, is half-way through her challenge to walk between 15km and 35km a day throughout Murray Shire.
Starting last Wednesday, Ms van der Zypp has been walking along the Backroads Trail, taking in Moama; Bright on the Murray, which she owns; Perricoota Station; Womboota; Restdown Winery; Barham and Mathoura.
She has raised almost $5000, which she hopes to double over the next two weeks.
‘‘We (Make Your Mark committee) are so close to reaching our ($2 million) target, so every extra bit helps. That’s why I am doing this,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s also a great way to see the countryside.
‘‘There’s hardly any traffic so it’s really peaceful.
‘‘It gives me time to think and look around at the amount of work our farmers are doing.
‘‘The Backroads Trail is an amazing trail.
‘‘People go all over the world for walking trails, but no-one has ever walked the Backroads Trail.’’
Ms van der Zypp said the walk had been challenging at times and suffered some ‘‘shocking blisters’’.
‘‘Running my own business, I am always walking, but it’s been a bit hard walking on bitumen,’’ she said.
As well as receiving donations from passers-by, Ms van der Zypp said people could make contributions directly to the hospital.
Next week, she will walk from the end of Thyra Rd to Bunnaloo and up to Caldwell.
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