NUNDLE used to bike it in the Tour de Rocque for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, now it goes walkabout.
This year, the Tour de Rocque, which has run for five years, was made a little easier and more accessible to everyone on Sunday, changing to the Nundle Walkabout.
The walkabout was a stroll or run around the picturesque village of Nundle, also named NSW’s tidiest town on Saturday night.
Event organiser Gerry Chan said the helicopter service was very important to the village.
“They have had two calls this year to Nundle and Hanging Rock. I got involved after my daughter had a callout at Barrington Tops (after a car accident) and they flew her to John Hunter Hospital. I was worried about what it was going to cost, but when I found out it was no cost, I wanted to give back. This event is like back pay,” Mr Chan said.
The walkabout was the sixth event organised by the group that have raised $40,000 from a variety of fundraisers. A total of $500 came from Sunday’s walkabout and $4500 from the Tour de Rocque.
About 30 people enjoyed the walk around the village.
“We are very happy to help,” Mr Chan said.