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Dimmy Dawgs walk for mental health

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Dimmy Dawgs Col Campbell, Al Griffith, Danni Haebich and Emma Griffith who will walk 30klm for beyondblue and Wild Women on Top on Friday
Dimmy Dawgs Col Campbell, Al Griffith, Danni Haebich and Emma Griffith who will walk 30klm for beyondblue and Wild Women on Top on Friday

A team of four calling themselves the ‘Dimmy Dawgs’ comprising of Dimboola ‘locals’, Alistair Griffiths, his daughter Emma Griffiths, Danni Haebich and Col Campbell who are tackling a gruesome 30 kilometre trek from Victor Harbour to Goolwa in South Australia on Friday.

The trek is to raise much needed funds for beyondblue and Wild women on Top, two charities that are dear to the hearts of all four doing the walk.

Emma came up with the idea of doing the trek and asked her Dad Alistair if he would do it with her and of course he said he would.  

Emma then approached the girls at netball training one night and with no delay Danni Haebich put her hand up straight away. Al then asked Col Campbell if he would be keen and he jumped at the chance to raise some funds for beyondblue.

Mr Campbell said, “beyondblue and Wild Women on Top are both great organisations, that really help the broadest communities, especially in the current climate with half the country in drought.”

“It’s so important to have these type of organisations that provide so much support to people in need, but they can’t keep going if they don’t get community and individual support.  That is why the ‘Dimmy Dawgs have taken on the trek,” he said.

The team has been seen walking around the town, through the desert and along various walking tracks in town preparing for the event.

“Walking for any age is a great way to get some physical activity, but also to relax and clear your mind especially along the beautiful river and surrounds that we have in Dimboola,” Mr Campbell said.

The 30 kilometres seems a long way, but the team think that they have done enough training over the last few months to handle the terrain and last the distance.

Banner readers can support the Dimmy Dawgs and either of the funds by having a look for the Dimmy Dawgs facebook page or enter the below link into a phone and show support with a donation large or small as every dollar really does make a difference.

http://adelaide.coastrek.com.au/fundraisers/colincampbell or change the name at the end of the link with the other three.

“Keep an eye out for the Dimmy Dawgs facebook page on Friday to see how the team is tracking for regular updates,” said Mr Campbell.