Friday 11th October is the Will 2 Walk annual fundraiser for the Stroke Association Victoria, 2019.This is the third year the event has run in the Barwon region.
The walk will see members, friends, family and supporters embark on up to a 20km walk along the Bellarine Rail Trail to raise funds to support the many programs and activities that make the Barwon Stroke Support Centre so valuable to the stroke community in our region.
The journey is a gesture of respect, gratitude and encouragement for the stroke community. Our walkers, each affected differently by stroke, are united in the goal of representing each and every stroke survivor and carer and the daily hurdles they overcome living with the effects of stroke.
The Bellarine Rail Trail runs from Carr Street all the way to Queenscliff railway station and is 35 kilometres long. Barwon’s Will 2 Walk event will be starting at The Barwon Stroke Support Centre and will weave its way through to Drysdale Railway Station where the walk will conclude.
Start Locations & Times
20km Walk – Start time 7:30am Meeting at Barwon Stroke Support Centre, Geelong
10km Walk – Start time 9:30am Meeting at Christies Road, Rail Trail park, Leopold
4km Walk – Start time 10:30am Meeting at the corner of Curlewis and Portarlington Road carpark, Curlewis
1km Walk – Start time 11:15am Meeting at the corner of Jetty Road and Railway Crescent, Drysdale
*Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to allow enough time to check name off participant list.
The walk will be followed by a ticketed luncheon event with details to be announced shortly. 12:30pm – 4pm
There are toilet facilities at the following locations along the route:-
• Barwon Stroke Support Centre
• Christie’s Road, Leopold
• Drysdale Railway Station
• Dogs must remain on leads for duration of event and will not be allowed at the luncheon
• Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
• We suggest that participants carry a small pack with a bottle of water and snacks to remain hydrated.
• All participants must register by completing the registration form and participant waiver, a copy of this can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're unable to participate in the event that is okay because you can support the walker(s) of your choice by clicking the ‘Give Now’ button below or on their profile and making a donation, and spread the word by sharing this page with your family and friends. All proceeds will go to the Barwon Stroke Support Centre.
The Barwon Stroke Support Centre and the Stroke Association of Victoria would like to thank you in advance for your generosity. Your support helps us achieve our goal of helping stroke survivors and their families to re-engage with their community and relearn the skills they need to regain independence and reduce isolation.