Walking along for women in developing countries

Ann McGee, Paschal Kent and Jan Delaney will be walking on April 21. (Ivan Kemp) 400603_02

A simultaneous worldwide walking event aimed at promoting good health and awareness of women’s issues in developing countries will be held in Ocean Grove.

Women Walk the World is a global initiative that takes place on Sunday April 21 and CWA Ocean Grove Nightlights Branch and Associated Country Women of the World (ACCW) are organising the walk and everyone is encouraged to join in.

“The branch has held this event for over a decade with all donations and proceeds raised going directly to ACWW who offer rural community support,” branch president Kareen Cordless said.

“At the moment they are funding several projects at grass root level varying from financial literacy for tribal community women, goat farming in India and Planting the Seeds of Peace.”

The walk will begin at The Dunes cafe car park in Ocean Grove at 10am and will continue 2.5km to Barwon Heads bridge or you can join in at any stage for a shorter walk. There will be collection buckets along the way.

Country Women Association Ocean Grove Branch meet on the first and third Monday of the month at 2.30pm at the Seniors Club, The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

“We are a small, friendly bunch and have lots of fun raising funds for the local and national communities in need and learning new and old craft,” Ms Cordless said.

New members and visitors are welcome. Contact Kareen on 0419-246 346 or Janis on 5255 4585.