Pearl Beach Challenge postponed due to lockdown
The 2021 Pearl Beach Challenge, a sponsored "Walk to Progress our Health and our Community", which was to take place on Saturday, July 10, has been postponed "until further notice".
The event, which aimed to redress the shortfall in income caused by coronavirus restrictions, was itself affected by the lockdown.
"The Pearl Beach Challenge Walk is to raise necessary funds to finance the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall's rising costs and complete the extensive renovations being undertaken at the rear of the hall," said Pearl Beach Progress Association publicity officer Ms Lynne Lillico.
"The continuation of the Covid-19 related restrictions to our community activities and consequences for our finances and the unforeseen increase in the cost of the back deck hall renovations see the necessity to extend and expand fundraising activities."
Ms Lillico said the Challenge was issued for groups and individuals to walk a set five kilometre course around the streets of Pearl Beach.
"A number of specialist groups have accepted the Challenge to promote heart ailments, orthopaedics and cancer.
"Walkers are looking for sponsorship and proceeds will go toward the completion of the hall's finances and renovations."
While the Challenge has been temporarily postponed, local residents are still able to register to participate or sponsor a walker, or to donate to the Memorial Hall Go Fund Me Campaign.
For Challenge sponsorship, visit https://pearlbeachprogress.org.au/walk-to-progress.
To make a donation, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/pearl-beach-memorial-hall-support.
Media release, 30 Jun 2021
Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association