Run for the Hills

DIVAS Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes of The Voice fame will headline The Hills News Hills M2 Run for The Hills festival.

The two friends, who battled it out in one of the most talked-about, nail-biting and emotional episodes on Channel Nine’s first series of The Voice, will venture to The Hills to support the fundraising initiative for babies and preschoolers with a disability.

‘‘As a mother myself I know how hard it can be with kids...I support such a great cause that helps parents with children with disabilities by giving them access to vital intervention services,’’ Ms Stevens said.

The inaugural Run for The Hills — an 8kilometre fun run and festival in the heart of The Hills — is the major fundraiser for charity Reach for the Rainbow.

It will be held on October 7.

The charity was founded by the people’s choice NSW Woman of the Year Yvonne Keane and raises funds to support the lives of babies and preschoolers with a delay or disability by accessing vital early intervention services.

Her goal is to fund the world’s first early intervention hub where families can access comprehensive specialists and services at little or no cost.

Castle Towers will host a festival after the fun run with carnival rides, animal farm, and giant AMF Bowling set plus the special performance by Prinnie and Mahalia at Arthur Whitling Park Castle Hill and the main street.

Castle Towers marketing manager Andrea Maguire said Castle Towers were proud to support the event.

‘‘I encourage everyone to take part in this extremely worthwhile event and to join in the fun on [Castle Hill] main street for the day.’’


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