Six Week Challenge at Earl St Physio to raise funds for Royal Flying Doctor

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Nicole Herdman, Miranda Lee, Sally Rogers, Melissa Tinker, Suzie Whitford, Briana McWhirter and Frances Lange.
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Earl St Physio is getting moving again for another six-week challenge, raising much-needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service while giving a boost to participants’ health.

In 2019, 200 participants travelled more than 25,000km, raising more than $5000 for the RFDS.

From November 1, the follow-up challenge will emphasise improving mental and physical health.

Earl St Physio principal physiotherapist Melissa Tinker said the RFDS was personal to many people in Narrogin.

“Our practice manager was flown to Perth five years ago, as was her mother and again with her son — all with very good outcomes, thankfully,” she said.

“Without the RFDS services, our ability to keep people alive in rural areas would be significantly impacted. The challenge is to be accountable for daily steps over six weeks through either a provided pedometer, or the registrant’s own device of choice.

“The main purpose though is for encouragement in improving movement for everyone, helping registrants meet their personal goals. As an additional bonus, we also aim to improve community collaboration through sponsorships and corporate registrations and teams.”

To get involved, people can register through the Earl St Physio website, in store or in person at the Narrogin Ag Show on Saturday.

“Many local businesses across Narrogin, Pingelly, Boddington and Corrigin have provided support by way of sponsorship, donation of prizes and vouchers, which will be given away in a number of ways through the challenge,” Ms Tinker said.

These included spot prizes, encouragement or incentive prizes and an earlybird prize for registration and payment before Friday.

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