No more wobblies in trolley challenge
NEXT time you're fighting with your shopping trolley, cursing at its spinning wheel and uncontrollable shaking, spare a thought for the poor souls who had to push a trolley 40 kilometres through Coffs Harbour on Saturday.
But they didn't mind, because they were doing it for a good cause to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of the 2006 Coles Cares and Bi-Lo Buddies Trolley Challenge.
Staff from Coles Coffs Harbour and Toormina, joined by Make-A-Wish volunteers, walked from Coramba to Coffs Harbour then to Toormina, pushing the trolley along its journey, which started in Maroochydore and will end 34 days later in Sydney.
The 1153km journey aims to raise enough money to grant four magical wishes to children affected by life-threatening illnesses, with fundraising events along the way.
Now in its third year the trolley has travelled close to 3000km, raising more than $200,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"We're delighted to have Coles Cares and Bi-Lo Buddies supporting us again this year. Their commitment is fantastic and helps makes a difference to many hundreds of children every year," Leanne Kelly from the foundation said. "The smile on the kids' faces makes it all worthwhile."
You can give money via donation tins at Coles stores or by calling 1800 032 260.