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High emotion atop Buffalo

UP TO TASK: The Beechworth Primary School team along Bowmans Road. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG
Nanjing Night Net

THE story of an Albury boy, 4, had those part ofawheelbarrow pushfrom Beechworth to Mount Buffalo feeling emotional at the end of their tough trek on Sunday.

CHALLENGE: A total of 24 teams took part in the second 88km walk from Beechworth to Mt Buffalo. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG

There were 24 different causes aided bythe second Beechworth Barrowthon.

The 88km fundraising weekend walk from Beechworth to Mount Buffalo generatedalmost $82,000 in donations.

Team Justa and Gunk received $20,000 in support offour-year-old Seamus Clancy from Albury who wasdiagnosed in May with a rare genetic disease,adrenoleukodystrophy.

EARLY RISE: The event kicked off from 7am in town and finished midday Sunday. Picture: BEECHWORTH PHOTOGRAPHERS

ALD affects one in 18,000 boys and leads to permanent disability or death within two to five years of diagnosis.

Barrowthon organiser Guy Wilkinson said the Clancy’sgratitude made for an emotional finish in front of the Mount Buffalo Chalet at midday on Sunday.

“We all pausedwhen Justin Clancy was speaking,” he said.

“He said the lift in his spirits to knowhe had this support had been really meaningful.

“He’s so pragmaticand just deals with what life has handed them,but it must just be devastating.”

The team raising the next largest amount, Coolangatta Gold with $10,000, took part in asimilar vain.

Member Sam Niedra said former Beechworth man Jonny Allen nominatedaByawatha family whosefive-year-old, DarcyhasDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

DMDmeans Darcy will probablybe in a wheelchair by the age of 12.

“The beautiful thing is Darcy’scousins,grandparents and family all came along and made a weekend of it, greeting us at the halfway point at Porepunkah and again at the top,” Mr Niedra said.

“It’sbeen a real physical challenge,but we feel really privileged to be able to help out a family with a real need.

“It makes it feel really personal when you’re a parent.”

Mr Wilkinson said the event, which originated from abet made in1935, was becoming a staple fundraiser.

“This year we had 240 participants anda whole group of kids, so there was300 people at some points during the track,” he said.

“Last year it was 100 participants and 17 teams so we were absolutely blown away.

“We’lldefinitely do it again next year and most people said to us ‘we’ll see you then’.

“They cross the line exhausted, some in tears –they’re doing it for a reason so there’s this outpouring.”

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