Southern Fleurieu Walkers Group donate $1750 to Fleurieu Cancer Support Group

GROUPS SUPPORTING GROUPS: The women from Southern Fleurieu Walkers present $1750 to Fleurieu Community Cancer Foundation president Ian McCallum.
GROUPS SUPPORTING GROUPS: The women from Southern Fleurieu Walkers present $1750 to Fleurieu Community Cancer Foundation president Ian McCallum.

These boots are made for walking and that is just what the Southern Fleurieu Walkers Group do. They not only build camaraderie and keep active, but also raise funds for worthwhile charities.

In May, the group held a Biggest Morning Tea at Carrickalinga House and raised $1750 and on Thursday, June 6, they presented the funds to the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.

Southern Fleurieu Walkers meet every Thursday morning at different locations and raise money while they enjoy their morning teas.

The money is raised in many ways, either through donations by the walkers or from the purchase of produce made by two Strathalbyn members. The jams, relish and chutneys are hand made by the two women and then on-sold within the walkers group.

The $1750 came from the Biggest Morning Tea and the funds raised from the weekly morning teas and the purchasing of produce will be presented later in 2019.

Spokesperson for Southern Fleurieu Walkers Judy Parkes said the group have a lot of fun meeting and walking every Thursday and it was important the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation was supported.

"The foundation is local and cancer has affected many in the walking group," Judy said.

"The foundation gives so much to those suffering with cancer and they receive no government funding, It relies on donations from groups and individuals like us."

Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation president Ian McCallum said he was overwhelmed by the donation.

"We thank the walking group very much and the public support is amazing. But there is still people in the community who do not know we exist," Ian said.

The Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation offers support to people and their families suffering from cancer. They have three cars, with volunteer drivers, who take people stricken by cancer to Adelaide for treatment.

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