Last Thursday at around lunchtime more than 40 keen walkers left the Cargo Inn bound for Grenfell in the 2020 Cargo 2 Grenfell Fundraiser Walk.
The “Canowindra Crawlers” who consisted of Nick and Nadine Daly, Alison Stephens, Kobie Rogers, Carolyn Austin, Ken Willson, Colleen Coker and Kirsten Stevenson plus the Sydney Crew all completed the 96km trek from Thursday to Saturday.
The initiative was created with the purpose to assist people suffering with mental health related issues through a community driven environment dedicated to raising money and awareness.
The beneficiary for 2020 is Rural and Remote Mental Health who develop, tailor and implement mental health awareness, prevention and intervention programs Australia-wide, with three key programs culturally tailored for rural and remote communities.
At the time of going to print, over $12,000 had been raised from the event.
There were great conversations, lots of laughs and a few tears along the way. With both physical and mental fatigue setting in by Day 2 for some of the walkers and massive blisters on their feet, it made each step a challenge.
“Grenfell Road you nearly had me. There were tears, there was anger, there was delirious moments, there was 15km on my own trying to fight those mental demons that were trying to stop me! Though I did it! I have never been so sore, I have a blister the size of a small planet, I am sore in muscles I didn’t even know existed but I conquered you,” said Nadine Daly.