It all started out as a chilly Saturday morning at Seachange Emerald Lakes but you would not have noticed it based on how electric the atmosphere was. The annual charity Marathon Meander had everyone buzzing with excitement. The residents came out in their numbers to support a worthy cause, with funds raised to be donated to the Cancer Council.
53 residents walked the circuit, all aiming to not only raise funds, but to also beat the previous record set in 2020, when 52 walkers did an amazing 150 laps (180km) around the resort. This year, a new record was set as they participants managed to do a total of 189 laps (226.8km). Special mention goes to Michael Heath and his grandchildren, Jaden & Lulu who did an amazing 6 laps. Claire Attree, Kay Hamilton (in wheelchair), Joy Aylward, Peter Carney, Dot Carney, Cherry Elliot, Gil Gerhardt, Ray Gibson, Graham Gitten, Stuart Rayner & Graeme Roberts all walked an incredible 5 laps as well. It was great to see the team work and community spirit in action.
It was all hands on deck with other residents manning the registration desk and the guessing competition which was won by Les Harry. We also had a team pumping out delicious bacon and egg rolls and our trusty Seachange coffee van, Martha, was there churning out some great coffee. All in all, it was a great day out and we managed to raise an incredible $1,400 for The Cancer Council. Preparations are already underway to beat the new record in 2022 so get practising and we will see you on the circuit.