News

Lowood slimmers to walk in a good cause

GOOD CAUSE: Michelle Varley and Amy Hayne in the 2013 Lowood Slimmers Breast Cancer Walkathon.
GOOD CAUSE: Michelle Varley and Amy Hayne in the 2013 Lowood Slimmers Breast Cancer Walkathon. Tom Threadingham

THIS Sunday, be sure to get to Lowood to walk the rail trail for a good cause.

You'll not only be getting fit, but also helping Lowood Slimmers raise money for Breast Cancer Research and Alzheimer's Australia.

Last year they raised $40,000, and this year's target for the 13th annual walkathon is $45,000.

Registrations start at 8am, and Ipswich West MP Sean Choat will open the day at the Lowood Showgrounds by releasing pigeons before a staggered start at 9am.

The walk will be along the trail heading towards Fernvale.

Entry is $5, and you can choose from a 12km, 7km or 3km walk.

All walkers receive a bag of goodies.

Morning tea and a barbecue lunch and hot and cold drinks are available all day.  (Note: the print edition of the Gatton Star suggested the morning tea and BBQ lunch were free - this is incorrect).

If you wish, come just for lunch and the monster auction and raffle, which starts at noon.

There is also entertainment is by Kevin Smith.

There are prizes for the best pink outfits and prizes for the most money raised in each category.

For sponsor forms, phone Yvonne on 5426 2621, Beverley on 5426 8238 or Marjana on 0413 137 870.

Topics:  breast cancer research, lowood, rail trail


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

All new heights in Colombia

PEDAL POWER: Narelle Falkenhagen travelled to Medellin, Colombia, in late May to compete in the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships. Photo: Ricardo Salazar

Narelle Falkenhagen competed in her third UCI BMX world championship

Police provide helping hand at Lockyer District High School

TOP COP: Lockyer District High School students Haidyn Thode and Kaitlyn Friend with Senior Constable Carlene Groube and principal Darren Cook.

Lockyer District High School welcome their new police officer.

Latest deals and offers

Mounted archery to hit targets

When Hayley Chambers-Halt first started horseback archery, she’d never picked up a bow and arrow before.

All new heights in Colombia

PEDAL POWER: Narelle Falkenhagen travelled to Medellin, Colombia, in late May to compete in the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships. Photo: Ricardo Salazar

Narelle Falkenhagen competed in her third UCI BMX world championship

Police provide helping hand at Lockyer District High School

TOP COP: Lockyer District High School students Haidyn Thode and Kaitlyn Friend with Senior Constable Carlene Groube and principal Darren Cook.

Lockyer District High School welcome their new police officer.

Katie’s closer to her Ekka dream role

DREAM: Lowood Show Girl Katie Whitfield.

Katie Whitfield named Lowood Show Girl.

Our Lockyer Valley Volunteers win

CHEERS TO VOLUNTEERS: Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann with local volunteer groups who received funding from the Volunteer Grants Program.

Volunteer Grants Program funding given out.

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Dash Cam of Slip in Snow

Even light snow can be hazardous.

Dash cam shows how easy it is to lose control in even light snow.

Chaos outside Istanbul Airport

Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport.

Distress as cars escape Istanbul airport after bombing.

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward