Millicent charity walk supports cancer fight

The sun shone on Sunday morning for a popular annual charity event in Millicent. Millicent Walks 2 Fight Cancer was staged at “The Domain” Playground and the Millicent parklands on Mother’s Day as an initiative of the Millicent Cancer Support Group.

Participants could choose either 2km or 4km walks and they could depart The Domain between 9.30am and 10.30 am. Along the way they could read uplifting messages of hope, while there were also signs with snippets of Millicent history written by local historian and group member Colleen Hammat.

Everyone was then home in time for the traditional Mother’s Day lunch. The donation to walk in Millicent Walks 2 Fight Cancer was $10 for adults and a gold coin donation for children.

Millicent Cancer Support Group president Lisa McCourt was pleased that several dozen walkers made their way around the parklands in the perfect weather. “It has been well supported as people want to get out and about again,” Ms McCourt said.

She said the 2020 charity walk was cancelled and the group’s activities curtailed on account of the COVID protocols. “We still had COVID rules to follow such as checking in,” Ms McCourt said. “We could not sell biscuits this year, but we had donated bunches of flowers on sale.

“The Millicent Cancer Support Group has had a lot of donations after people knew we had re-started and were staging the Mother’s Day Walk. “We are currently running a virtual online auction for two donated quilts and we plan to have our Father’s Day walk around the parklands in September.”

Millicent mother of five Tee Humphrey brought her family to the charity walk. “We are here to have fun, get fit and support the cancer charity,” she said. “After the walk, we will have coffee and some treats. “My children have given me Mother’s Day gifts which they made at school.”

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