Four generations walk for a cure

EXERCISE and winter may not seem like a match made in heaven, but fundraising and Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand for Tamworth.

GIFT OF LIFE: From left, Val Stoddart, Sally Mahony, Lucy Mahony and Penny Barton will walk and run the Mother’s Day Classic at the Tamworth Sports Dome for breast cancer research.

GIFT OF LIFE: From left, Val Stoddart, Sally Mahony, Lucy Mahony and Penny Barton will walk and run the Mother’s Day Classic at the Tamworth Sports Dome for breast cancer research.

The second Mother’s Day Classic will see families, like the four generations of the Stoddart-Mahony-Barton clan, step out for breast cancer research.

Val Stoddart, Sally Mahony, Lucy Mahony and Penny Barton will start their Mother’s Day together with a brisk walk or run around the Longyard/Tamworth Sports Dome precinct. 

Mrs Stoddart, Mrs Mahony and Lucy participated last year and Mrs Barton is keen to join in this time.

They are three mothers who want to do something together on Mother’s Day and it’s for a good cause related to women’s health and wellbeing.

Rural Fit owner and Mrs Mahony’s husband, Andrew Mahony, said everyone had a friend or family who’d been touched by breast cancer.

“They have been doing some light training over the last couple of months and all are walkers,” he said.

Organisers are expecting more than 500 participants with their family and friends, and they’re encouraging everyone to dress in pink.

Tamworth runners and walkers will be part of something greater, with others across Australia also fundraising for breast cancer research and support for those with the disease and their families.

The Mother’s Day Classic also remembers those touched by breast cancer. 

Go to www.mothersday classic.com.au/event/nsw/tamworth-nsw to register or register on the day from 8am.

The fun run/walk will kick off at 9am with a warm-up by Rural Fit’s Peter Annis-Brown. 

Spencer Hird will start the run.

Mr Hird is known for his involvement with the Tamworth Ten and his commitment to the City to Surf event.

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