GET READY: More than 1200 people will participate in the Ballina to Byron Charity Walk this weekend.
GET READY: More than 1200 people will participate in the Ballina to Byron Charity Walk this weekend.

1200 expected for coastal walk

BALLINA residents intending to take their usual early morning stroll along North Wall on Sunday are advised to be on the lookout - more than 1200 people will be heading off for the Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk.

The event is a fundraiser for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and is in its second year.

Events co-ordinator Kellie Pinkerton said the start area at Missingham Park would be very busy from 5.30am onwards as participants assembled for the start at 7am.

"Residents can expect a lot of activity until 8am when all walkers should have cleared the start," she said.

"Participants have been advised that Missingham Park is a drop-off point only and they should park in Bentinck and Owen Sts."

The walk, sponsored by Woollam Constructions, is expected to raise up to $80,000 for the Helicopter Service.

"We are very grateful to Woollam Constructions for their support," Ms Pinkerton said.

"The walk has captured the hearts of people wanting to walk the beautiful coastline but we could not hold the event without the support of Woollams and our sponsors."


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