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Riverwalk 15 September 2013 - Walk commences 10am
Riverwalk is a sponsored 5km charity walk held in Brisbane and Ballina each September. This annual fundraising event helps families raise funds to provide support and care for their loved ones with brain injury or developmental disability. 90% of the money raised by the family, goes to their nominated recipient, so every donation makes a difference. Over the last 5 years, more than $1.2M has been spent on vital therapies, aids and equipment.
The walk in Brisbane commences at Orleigh Park, West End and in Ballina commences at Missingham Park. Particpants enjoy a free BBQ, refreshments and prize draws following the walk.
Please register online at www.riverwalk.org.au or follow the links below:
To meet and sponsor our fundraising families, please visit
You can also set up an appeals page here to gather sponsorships for your chosen recipient. You will also need to register for the event.
Opportunity for Businesses
Businesses can provide important sponsorship to our families through our Online Advertising Package
- Place your logo on "Our Families" web page which will be linked to your website
- Receive acknowledgement on printed materials, social media and in regular Family News Broadcasts
- Term 1 July to 30 June
- Sponsorship is $330 (including GST). Anything above this amount will be considered a donation and businesses will receive a tax deductible receipt
Business also have the opportunity to provide promotional materials which will be distributed at our Riverwalk. Call 07 3871 0530 for more details.
Over 500,000 Australians have an Acquired Brain Injury and each year over 40,000 children born in Australia will have a developmental disability.
What is Riverwalk?
Riverwalk is a 5km charity fundraising event designed to help families caring for a loved one with brain injury raise funds for specialised therapies and equipment by building around them a team of supporters that help them achieve their goals.
The event is held at
- Orleigh Park, Hill End Terrace, West End
The walk itself follows the picturesque pathways along The Brisbane River taking in some of Brisbane's finest sights up to the Go Between Bridge, where the turning point, providing liquid refreshments, is situated. The walk back to the park gives participants the opportunity to enjoy again the tranquillity of the Brisbane River before assembling back at Orleigh Park for a sausage sizzle.
- Missingham Park, Ballina
The walk commences at the Missingham Park Amphitheatre continues up over Missingham Bridge along the North Wall, down Lighthouse Parade and back to the Ampitheatre where participants will enjoy a sausage sizzle, refreshments, entertainment and prize draws
Registration booths open from 8.30am for a 10am start. To complete the afternoon's activities there will be a trophy presented to one of the fundraising teams for the Most Outstanding Team.
The History of Riverwalk
Riverwalk is one of Queensland's longest running charity fundraising events that dates back 28 years to 1983. Since then, there have been a few fundamental changes along the way.
The event was originally started by a small group of parents dedicated to raising funds for the organisation, who would then distribute funds to families for specialised therapies and equipment as and when required. With the support base for individual families growing, regular donors to the organisation began requesting that their donations be allocated specifically to a particular family. Approval of this action created the first charitable organisation in Australia that guaranteed 90% of monies raised for a person with brain injury are dedicated solely to the needs of that person.
In 2011 the first NSW Riverwalk was held in Ballina and in 2013 the first ACT Riverwalk was held in Canberra.