Days for Girls walk raises $1,200 for making menstrual kits

Great support for the first fundraising Walk for Girls in support of Days for Girls nonprofit.

RAISING over $1200, the first ever Days for Girls (DfG) Walk for Girls was declared a “great day” by the not-for-profit’s team leaders, Theresa Peppernell and Merran Storrie.

Stepping out along Woolgoolga Main Beach, 35 walkers from Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Toormina, Bellingen and Woolgoolga turned up on Saturday 14 October to fulfill the purpose of the day.

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“The money raised through this event will allow us to purchase fabrics and resources to make more life changing DfG kits,” Theresa told News Of The Area.

Days for Girls is an international non-profit organisation that makes washable, reusable menstrual care kits and provides reproductive and menstrual health education for women and girls in need around the world.

“Thank you to all who registered and turned up to walk and volunteer,” Theresa said.

“It truly makes me proud to be part of such a wonderful group of humans.

“How awesome were the Days for Girls visors?

“They certainly made an impact and stood out while walking, we had quite a few people stop us and wanted to know what was going on and our volunteers were eager to talk to people about DfG.

“Without the help of others this event would not go ahead, there are many people to thank.

“Lynn Roder, DfG committee member and her team Terry, Carol B, Dave, Kim, Pat, Carol and Leola (Lee) for setting up and manning the marquee, marking off registrations, checking everyone had sunscreen and water, and doing a fabulous job talking to and promoting Days for Girls.”

Thanks also go to Terry Mounsey for taking the photos, to Kim Murdoch for providing First Aid and organising the walkers, and to Carol Blanchard for organising the route and walkers.

Special thanks was reserved for team leader Merran Storrie for all the background work she did with City of Coffs Harbour and various bodies to make the day happen.


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