Virtual Walk Information 

Can’t make it Sydney or Wollongong?

No problem, you are so important and we want you to be part of this amazing event. This year we have organised the ‘Virtual Walk’. It will be happening all over NSW and you, your friends, colleagues and neighbours can all be a part of this terrific day.

By walking in your chosen location, you can choose your distance as well. It’s all up to you.

Or maybe you want to join one that is already happening? Below are some groups and locations for this year’s Virtual Walk.

Bathurst

Date: Thursday 16th August

Time: 9:45am meet for 10:00am start

Location: King’s Parade opposite Annies

Extra Info: We will stay on after for a late morning tea or lunch at a nearby venue

Online Team: Bathurst Support Group

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/bathurst-support-group

Coraki

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: 10am

Location: The Park in Coraki (opposite Two Rivers Café on the banks of the Richmond River)

Extra Info: After the walk join us for a cuppa in the café or in the park. 

Online Fundraising Team: Lismore Regional Parkinson’s Support Group

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/lismore-regional-parkinson-s-support-group

Mudgee

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: 2pm

Location: Lawson Park. Meet at the shelter shed near the swimming pool

Extra Info: The walk will follow the path along the river bank to Big W and return. The path is suitable for PWP’s and parents pushing prams.

Online Fundraising Team: Mid-Western Parkinson’s Support Group.

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/mid-western-parkinson-s-support-group 

Nowra

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: 10am

Location: Moorehouse Park (next to Dish and Spoon)

Extra Info: We will walk along the Shoalhaven River followed by a cuppa and bite to eat at the Dish and Spoon.

Online Fundraising Team: The Shoalhaven Shakers

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/shoalhaven-shakers

Kiama

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: 9:30am

Location: Coronation Park, Kiama Beach

Extra Info: 3km walk along paved pathways to Kendall's Beach and return. 

Online Fundraising Team: Kiama Parkinson’s Support Group

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/Parkinsons-Support-Kiama

Coffs Harbour

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: TBC

Location: Botanic Gardens

Online Fundraising team: The Shakers

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/the-shakers

Cooma

Date: Sunday 26th August

Time: 10am

Location: The Lions Park Mittagang Rd

Online Fundraising Team: Snowy Monaro Parkinson’s Support Group

https://unity2018.everydayhero.com/au/snowy-monaro-parkinson-s-support-group


More Information about the Virtual Walk

By walking in your chosen location, you can choose your distance as well. It’s all up to you.

Choose your own location, choose your distance, get your friends, family, work colleagues together on Sunday the 26th and walk with the rest of NSW in spirit. Show your loved ones that you are supporting them and that we are in this together no matter where you are.

Family & friends who may not live close by can also join your team and walk with you in spirit in their local area.


What do I do first?:

  • Once you have registered online you’ll receive your very own fundraising page where you can write you own story or use the template story, link it with your social media accounts, invite people to sponsor you, thank them publicly, have access to digital resources to help your efforts.
  • You’ll also receive a participation pack in the mail which includes your participation certificate, honour sticker and your limited edition 2018 event medal.

Then what happens?

  • Participation packs will be sent out to the address you used when registering online on the 13th August 2018 through regular mail via Australia post. If you are eligible for the free event t-shirt or the Parkinson’s gift pack they will also be sent out on this date.
  • Participants who register or become eligible for incentives between the 13th August 2018 and the 23rd August 2018 will still be sent their participation packs however Parkinson’s NSW will not be responsible for lost or late post.


Can I still enter for the prizes?

  • Yes! Check out the Giveaways page for more information on fundraising incentives and the $200 challenge raffle draw to have the chance to win a 7-night stay for 2 in Vanuatu.


Fundraising Tips:

  • If you personalise your page you are likely to raise more than people who don’t. Simple upload a photo of yourself and write a quick story on why this means so much to you.
  • For more handy fundraising tips check out the fundraising page.


Registration Cost: 

Adult - $20

Child (0-15yrs) - $15

Dog - $10

Media:

  • Why not raise the profile of your walk in your local area and get some great local support? Get in contact with our marketing and communication team who will help you out with a media release and some handy tips on how, who and when. marketing@parkinsonsnsw.org.au


Merchandise:

  • If you’re after some extra Parkinson’s NSW merchandise for the day please head over to the Parkinson’s NSW website to place your order.



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