Gold Coast Shows Heart for QLD Flood Victims at the Heartwave Beach Walk 2011

7 Feb 2011 12:00 AMGSGC Chamber Administrator

Gold Coast locals to converge on fundraising beach walk and create a giant heart formation to send a visual message of support to those affected by the QLD floods.

The weekend before Valentine’s Day will see a public gathering with exceptional heart. Organisers of the Heartwave Beach Walk 2011 are expecting around 500 Gold Coasters to attend the fundraising beach walk which will culminate with the assembly of attendees into a massive heart formation in the sand to send a strong visual message of love and support to those affected by the catastrophic Queensland floods.

At 9 am on Saturday 12th February 2011, the Heartwave Beach Walk will depart from Currumbin for Tugun before returning to Currumbin beach where the giant heart formation will be created. An aerial image will be captured by attending media.

Event organizer Heidi Bartholomew said since announcing Heartwave just over a week ago, the event had received a great deal of grassroots support from locals online, with attendees sharing the event details to over 900 people on Facebook and counting. It’s been heartwarming for organisers, and bodes well for a strong public attendance at Heartwave. “It’s a gathering for all those who care, who wish to participate and who are eager to share a message of love and support via a strong visual image and a donation,” said Bartholomew.

To take part, attendees simply register on the morning of the event and pay a donation of $10 for adults or a gold coin for each child, with all proceeds from the event going to the QLD Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal 2011. Parking is available to the public at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary car park, Tomewin Street, Currumbin.

“The Heartwave Beachwalk 2011 is a way for the folks on the Gold Coast to show our support for our fellow Queenslanders in this time of rebuilding. The floods may have passed, but the unity this tragic event has born out in the community will endure,” Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew, AM

“What a great way to spend a Saturday morning, getting involved in the HEARTWAVE Beach Walk at Currumbin! You get to have a great beachwalk, meet up with people, raise much needed funds and of course take part in the group heart shot - let’s get that message of support broadcast to those who need it!”, Natalie Gruzlewski, TV Personality.


Heartwave Beach Walk 2011 Event Schedule – Sat 12th February:

7.30AM – 8.30AM: Currumbin Beach (Elephant Rock southside). PARTICIPANTS ARRIVE, PAY A $10 DONATION (Kids pay a gold coin ). All participants receive a Heartwave Beachwalk wristband, water and energy bar.

9AM: WALKERS DEPART FOR THE 1 HOUR HEARTWAVE BEACHWALK

9.30 – 9.45AM: CHECKIN TO HEARTWAVE BEACH STATION AT SEA STREET TUGUN , REFRESH WATER, AND DEPART FOR THE RETURN WALK BACK TO CURRUMBIN BEACH START POINT

10.15AM: PARTICIPANTS ARE THEN INVITED TO SEND A MESSAGE OF LOVE BY FORMING A LARGE HEART SHAPE FORMATION IN THE SAND

AERIAL IMAGE CAPTURED BY ATTENDING MEDIA. .
OPPORTUNITY: SENDING A VISUAL MESSAGE TO QLD - YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS

Supported by: GCCC, CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, BILLABONG, KELLOGS, SAND, HOGARTH STUDIO, FAST PROOF PRESS, STRYKER MEDIA and many more.

Those unable to attend but wishing to support the event are encouraged to make a donation online payable to:

HEARTWAVE BEACHWALK 2011

BSB: 064404 ACCOUNT: 1045 5760

All proceeds from the event go to the QLD Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal 2011


For the latest event news, visit the Heartwave Beach Walk event page on Facebook.