We’re very proud to report that thanks to amazing community support, some of the latest events that we’ve talked about in previous blog posts, have gone off with a bang, and raised much needed funds for their respective causes.
Firstly, the Mudgee2Sydney walk for MS began last weekend in Mudgee and the weather was perfect for the event that had people making their way through Mudgee streets and tracks. The walk is planned to finish on Wednesday (22nd of September) in Sydney and we look forward to seeing the final amount raised for Multiple Sclerosis. We’ve heard it’s expected to reach the $100,000 mark!
The Mudgee Readers Festival has also been ‘hailed a success’ according to an article in the Mudgee Guardian, which we’re also very happy to hear. Without community support of locals and visitors, Mudgee’s vast range of festivals and events wouldn’t be the successes they are. Thank you also to the organisers of these events for bringing them to Mudgee – we love the attention Mudgee gets!
With the Mudgee Wine Festival in full swing now, so as Mudgee locals, we want to ensure we’re putting on some great hospitality for our visitors! Click on the link to see the program of events coming up between now and the 25th of September – don’t forget Motown in Mudgee!
How have you found the latest spate of events in Mudgee? There are plenty more to come!
This September, if you’re feeling like a bit of fresh air and exercise, and are keen to help out a great cause, you should put on your runners and stroll to Sydney as part of the Mudgee2Sydney Walk for MS research!
Covering approximately 270km, there are 13 legs to the journey which span over 11 days. There’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy pavement or street walking, dirt tracks and trails or bush paths. You do need to register for the event, which you can do on their website here.
In preparation for the walk, Liz and Katrina who have set a goal for raising $100,000 from the Mudgee2Sydney Walk, have spent some time in Mudgee, and from what we’ve read, thoroughly enjoy visiting the region. And we love Mudgee too, so it’s great to hear that visitors are experiencing the friendliness and hospitality of our local area.
With local producers and wineries lending their support by donating goods for raffles, we’ve very proud of the community involvement, and look forward to seeing that continue leading up to and during the event itself.
The Mudgee2Sydney Walk commences in Mudgee on Sunday 12th of September 2010 and finish at Chatswood in Sydney on Wednesday 22nd of September 2010. For anyone wanting to lap up the beauty of Mudgee, the first day would be a great day to don those running or walking shoes. Or you can follow the entire route, just remember to register and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you so that critical funds can be raised for the cause.