Toni Carey, clowning around for a good cause.Ingebirah local Toni Carey is getting close to the start date for her “Miles for Smiles Charity event”, a walk from Jindabyne to Bowral in the Southern Highlands, beginning next Monday August 24 at around 9.00am. She will commence with a three kilometre (km) snowshoe walk up at Perisher and then go down to Jindabyne to walk around the lake. Toni and several companion walkers will finish up in Bowral on Saturday September 12.
The walk will cover a distance of around 230km taking in various bush trails and town walks along the way, with a stop over in Canberra of around five to six nights, where Toni and her companion walkers will walk around the Canberra CBD, Lake Burley Griffin and also walk some bush trails in the surrounding National Parks.
“During the walk we will dress as Clowns and carry buckets for donations, brochures and smiles on sticks to give out to passers by in an attempt to raise awareness and hopefully, $5,000 for the Clown Doctors who do a fantastic job of making sick children and hospital staff in over 22 different hospitals around Australia, smile,” Toni said.
Toni retired to Ingebirah from Bowral where she had worked in the health sector. A friend of hers, Dr Peter Spitzer, a family GP, brought Clown Doctors to Australia and started the Humour Foundation in 1997 with performer Jean Paul Bell. Dr Spitzer passed away last year and Toni is walking in memory of Dr Spitzer as well as to raise money for the Humour Foundation.
Anyone wanting further information may contact Toni at [email protected]南京夜网.
She also has a Facebook site: facebook南京夜网/jindabyne2bowral and for donations people can donate directly to: https://clodocs.everydayhero南京夜网/au/milesforsmiles
If people want to catch up with Toni, walk some of the way or donate while she is on the road, her schedule for the region is;
Day one, August 24 – Jindabyne Town walk 4.35km, extra walk towards Lake Jindabyne 3.27km and Rock Creek Snowshoe Track at Perisher 3km.
Day two, Tuesday August 25 – Lake Jindabyne walk along foreshore to East Jindabyne 17.5km.
Day three, Wednesday August 26 – Coolamatong Golf Course walk and Berridale shops 8km
Day four, Thursday August 27 – Tuross River walking Track – Wadbilliga National Park 4km, North Ridge Reserve walk 4km, Lambie Street historic walk 5km.