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.
Toolamba pole dancer Michaela Webster wins two awards at Australia Pole Championships in Canberra.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Echuca police officers were joined by community members at a National Police Remembrance Day serivce on Monday.
Darren Pain from Sportspower is encouraging people to support small businesses on Saturday.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Rail line manager sends out warning after trespassers get too close to tracks to take photos.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote cheerleader Taylah Kurrle is part of the Cheer Factor All Stars team for the Duel in the Desert championship in Palm Springs, California.
International cricket superstar Adam Gilchrist becomes number-one ticket holder and junior program ambassador for local club.
Deni Ute Muster thank myriad of volunteers.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Tears flowed freely from players and supporters on Sunday when Benalla lost the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final by three points.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.