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Julie Hall

Wounded Heroes 

Vice-President

The Bribie Island Bowls Club’s first Kokoda Challenge Charity Walk is now done and dusted.

 

I was very happy with the support the event received from BIBC members as well as the local community. More than 200 walkers participated, with many walking daily in their special Kokoda Challenge shirts.

 

The Club was able to donate $4,500 to Wounded Heroes.

There were many highlights from Challenge but some of own personal favourites include:

  • Chatting with Kokoda Challenge walkers each morning along the Bribie Island foreshore.

  • The commitment of our walkers particularly during many cold and rainy mornings.

  • The opportunity to get to know some of the volunteers at Wounded Heroes and gaining a better understanding of the great work that they do.

  • Our thank you sausage sizzle and wrap up morning at the Club.

  • Really encouraging to hear from a few participants that the Challenge was the motivation they needed to kick start a daily exercise program and they have been able to continue with it even after the challenge finished.

  • The positive appreciation for the whole concept. 

 

Many people have already been asking if we will be holding the Kokoda Challenge again next year? And the answer is a resounding yes, and we are already looking forward to lacing up the walking shoes again in 2022.

 

Kerry Muller
Community Coordinator
Bribie Island Bowls Club

102 CORAL Battery, Lt. General Greg Bilton and a team from Wounded Heroes including Martin, Miranda and Sue played a great part in raising awareness and much needed funds for Wounded Heroes Australia.

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Bribie Island Bowls Club and Wounded Heroes would like to thank all you wet and soggy participants. See you next year!