Come along and help young Charlie Newman.
Come along and help young Charlie Newman. Richard Forbes

Riverwalk fundraiser for Charlie

A WALK along the river in Ballina is to be held in September to raise vital funds for Alstonville youngster, Charlie Newman who has a form of Cerebral Palsy (CP).

Affectionately known as Cheeky Charlie, the seven year old needs money for his physical therapy and special leg supports called ankle-foot orthotics, which need to be changed regularly as his legs develop.

The Developing Foundation will hold the 5km walk on Sunday, September 11 from 10am, with registrations from 9:30am.

Entitled Riverwalk 2011, the easy walk will commence at the Missingham Park Ampitheatre in Ballina, across the Missingham Bridge, along North Wall, down Lighthouse Parade and back.

Afterwards, walkers are invited to share a sausage sizzle and join in the activities and prize draws.

You can also help support Charlie by making donations at Ali’s Coffee Lounge, Alstonville Health Foods, Plaza Meats, and Taffy’s Shoes, all in Alstonville Plaza; the Blue Shop, Main Street, Alstonville; and, Funkin, Music, Ballina.

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible, and 90% of the donations raised will go directly to meet the costs of Charlie’s needs.

Costs for the event are $20 family; $7 adults; and $3 concession.



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