Charity walkers ready to step out and save lives
REGISTRATIONS are open for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter's annual Coffs Coast Charity Walk taking place on Saturday, June 14.
The walk starts at Moonee Park Reserve and follows the Solitary Islands Walk through to Lower Park Beach Reserve over a distance of 14km.
Those wanting to go the extra distance can complete the 21km walk which continues from Lower Park Beach Reserve to Mutton Bird Island and back again.
The all-terrain event is non-competitive with participants encouraged to walk or run at their own pace.
Fundraising manager for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, Zeke Huish, said the event aims to raise awareness of the helicopter service as well as generate funds.
"It's a unique community event in the sense that you're walking around some of the best coastline in the area, while helping to raise support which will save lives," Mr Huish said.
"A lot of lives have been affected by the helicopter and it takes community support to make that happen; we have to raise $4 million each year to keep the helicopter flying."
Registrations are open online.