Janet Durham, Jeff Devine (Goonellabah and Wollongbar district Lions club), Katie O’Rourke, Michelle Stone of Let’s Party and Annette Cubis get ready to walk the talk.
Janet Durham, Jeff Devine (Goonellabah and Wollongbar district Lions club), Katie O’Rourke, Michelle Stone of Let’s Party and Annette Cubis get ready to walk the talk. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Walk the walk for Lifeline

WEIRD, wacky and wonderful is the brief for the fourth annual Walk the Walk fundraiser this weekend.

Walk the Walk helps to raise funds for the lifesaving services run by Lifeline and to encourage a positive, personal and community response to mental health challenges.

Lifeline's counselling centre manager Niall Mulligan said the event would raise critical funds to help support its crisis service.

"This year we hope to raise around $16,000," Mr Mulligan said.

While the event is for a serious cause, Mr Mulligan said they were hoping to bring a little extra fun to the event by asking participants to dress up in fancy dress.

"It's not about sophistication, it's about ingenuity, topicality and humour."

The event's best dressed, judged by major sponsor Essential Energy, will be in with a chance to share in $1500 worth of prizes including a brand new Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Come to the Heart city centre manager Katie O'Rourke said that the event would be a lot of fun for all the family to be involved in.

"I think it is important to support a community organisation such as Lifeline because without this support they would not be able to do the wonderful work they do in the community," Ms O'Rourke said.

The 8km walk, sponsored by The Northern Star, will start at 9am with registration from 8am and will wind down from Summit Gym in Goonellabah to Oakes Oval in Lismore.

Free family entertainment will be provided following the walk, including music, face painting, raffles, jumping castles and a special visit from Prime Possum.

Entry to the event is $20 for a family, or $10 for an individual with corporate team registration costing $250.