Wellbeing awareness walk

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A wellbeing awareness walk at Woolshed Creek, near Mt Somers next weekend, will be a fun, family-friendly nature walk, says organiser Amanda Walker.

The walk, on Sunday, February 16, costs $10 per person, and is raising money for Safer Mid Canterbury’s Lives Worth Living programme and connect people who have been directly, or indirectly bereaved by suicide.

Mrs Walker says it’s a chance to dust the walking shoes off, get outdoors in nature with others and support a good cause.

The Woolshed Creek walkway was chosen because of its accessibility and, as an uphill walk, it represents the challenge people affected by suicide face trying to heal.

It does require a basic level of fitness, she says.

Postponed from its original date in December due to wind and rain making the walkway unsafe, Mrs Walker says there were people who had already donated, or shown an interest in attending. Among them a few from the Mayfield Walking Group, of which Mrs Walker is a member.

“It’s a chance (for people) to give themselves a bit of a challenge and a big pat on the back at the top.”

The walk will start at 9am from the car park and take around three hours to reach the top.

People are encouraged to bring lunch and plenty of water to drink.

Anyone wanting to donate or register can do via the wellbeingawarenesswalk Facebook page or sign up on the day.