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Walk the Line passes the half way point

Article Category  Dimboola Courier > Community Interest
Date Published  Thursday, April 6 2017
Author  Dimboola Courier

Walk the Line passes the half way point
The three men who are walking from Patchewollock to Banyena to raise awareness about mental health in rural and remote areas set off on their sixth day on the road from a location east of Jeparit this morning.

Most people in the community have been directly or indirectly affected by depression and one of the aims of this walk is to promote the message of John Harper about the Mate helping Mate program which highlights the benefits of mateship, a sense of community and being connected socially and the concept of helping out a mate when they need it.

Despite it being their designated rest day, they walked ten kilometres yesterday to give themselves a head start to their overnight stay location at Aubrey this evening, where they will be hosted by the Aubrey farmers and the Yarrilinks Landcare group.

Above – Walk the Line – Our photographer caught up with Tim Inkster, Jamie Golder and Chad Frost near Peppers Plain, east of Jeparit, soon after they set off on day six of their 290 kilometre trek from Patchewollock to Banyena.

Their trek began last Saturday morning, after a function at the Patchewollock hotel on Friday evening and they have so far enjoyed overnight stays at Lascelles, Hopetoun, Rainbow and Jeparit. Over the next few days they will visit Aubrey and Sheep Hills before arriving at Banyena on Saturday where the completion of the walk will be celebrated at a dinner function with live music from 5 pm.

Money raised along the way is being donated to Beyond Blue to help promote mental health awareness. Donations can also be made online at either the Everyday Heros website or diretly to Beyond Blue.





Hindmarsh Shire Council adopted the Dimboola Community Precinct Plans in September 2016 and is now inviting community feedback on a proposed amendment.


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In September 2017, it will be 100 years since the sons of Edwin and Polly were killed in the First World War, only 4 days apart.

To commemorate this event, on Sunday 24th of September 2017, a service will be held at the Dimboola Cemetery.


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