Striding out for Kenya kids
IF YOU see a group of Lismore locals dressed in bright orange walking the streets this weekend, give them a toot or shout of encouragement and a donation.
They're walking for three days to raise funds for the children at MIA Kenya Orphanage in Africa.
"Several of the walkers have been to Kenya and volunteered at the orphanage and are all too aware of the great need for funding to support the 105 children in their care," said one of the walkers, Leanne Hall, who works at Wyrallah Road Public School.
The orphanage also supports and assists many of the surrounding community who live in extreme poverty.
This is the second year the walk has taken place. Last year $6000 was raised.
The 2014 Walk for Kenya was instigated by Mrs Hall's colleague and friend Angie Wilson.
The group will be accompanied by support vehicles and walkers are being sponsored. They will also be carrying coin tins as they head through the local towns.
The walkers will depart Lismore at 8am on Saturday and will walk Lismore - Bangalow, Byron Bay, Lennox Head - Ballina - Alstonville - Wollongbar - Goonellabah - Lismore.