Servo promotes Walk of Hope
LIKE most local residents, Jo and Paul Ryan of Choice Petroleum have had friends and family who have been touched by the devastation of cancer.
But unlike many of us they have decided to do something about it, by supporting the Gladstone Walk of Hope to Brisbane next month.
The local service station partners will be donating two cents a litre to the fundraiser which aims to raise $100,000 to build accommodation for the families of Leukaemia patients.
Ms Ryan is also putting up her hand to take part in the walk herself to help promote the cause.
'I hope I'm capable of doing it all, but if I can just raise some money for the cause then it will be great,' she said.
As part of the fundraising effort, the Choice Petroleum service station in Tank Street will donate money from cash purchases of petrol.
Mr Ryan said it was important the community got behind the local fundraiser.
'People just need to support these guys, they're doing such a good job,' he said.
In the Gladstone Walk of Hope, seven locals will walk from Gladstone to Brisbane over 14 days next month. The event will be launched at a special Mother's Day breakfast on May 8 at Yaralla Sports Club.
If successful the money raised will build an accommodation unit to be called the Gladstone Walk of Hope Unit.
So far more than $16,000 has been raised for the event, with walkers out and about at present seeking more funds.
Tax deductable donations for the Walk of Hope can be made by phoning 1800 804 444 or 4978 7622, and businesses who wish to sponsor the event can phone Kim Turner on 0417 002 046.