CARERS AND KIDS: River walkers (l-r) Grant, Michelle and Daniel Kingston-Kerr, Angela Mathew and Ashton Hayes, Linda and Hayley Cameron, Shane and Calem McDavid.
CARERS AND KIDS: River walkers (l-r) Grant, Michelle and Daniel Kingston-Kerr, Angela Mathew and Ashton Hayes, Linda and Hayley Cameron, Shane and Calem McDavid.

Walking the walk for kids

FOUR families with kids with a brain injury or developmental disability took part in the annual Riverwalk at Missingham Park in Ballina last Sunday.

Organiser Angela Mathew said around 130 people took part in the sponsored 5km walk and raised $7500.

"We had wonderful generosity from local businesses and I'm really chuffed with the community spirit," she said.

Music on the day was provided by Bandwagon and The Troubadours.

Angela, who is the mother of Ashton Henri, one of only four children in the world with the development condition 'chromosome deletion 14q12', said 90% of the money raised would be used to buy equipment needed by the families.

Riverwalk is run in conjunction with The Developing Foundation, an organisation that has assisted families raise $117,000 this year.


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