Walkers are heading our way on Thursday

The Cargo to Grenfell fundraising walk for mental health begins on Thursday, March 7 with walkers arriving in Grenfell on Sunday.

The Cargo to Grenfell fundraising walk for mental health begins on Thursday, March 7 with walkers arriving in Grenfell on Sunday.

Cargo to Grenfell walk entrants are making the trek from as far as the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the Hunter Valley and Wollongong to join with walkers from Orange, Sydney, Grenfell, Cowra and Canowindra for this year's event.

Entries have closed and with the fundraising walk set to begins on Thursday, March 7.

Grenfell/Cowra Meals on Wheels coordinator Denise Makin and her partner Paul are among the walkers entered for this years event which aims to raise $15,000 for mental health.

Denise and Paul are among 64 walkers entered for this year's event who have received pledges of support of more than $10,000 Denise and Paul raising more than $800.

Sarah Knowles and fellow organiser Toby Barons say they have received entries this year from walkers from throughout Australia.

You can donate to individual walkers or their teams at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/paul-and-neecy-ltd-dream-weavers

The goal of $15,000 has almost been met with Ms Knowles congratulating the walkers for creating a team and spreading the word.

". A massive percentage of our donation last year came in over the three days of the walk and the week following so create a team, share the page and tell everyone why mental health matters to you," she said.

The Cargo 2 Grenfell walk was first held in 2017 when a group of 10 enthusiastic participants took part in a "trial walk".

2018 was an even bigger success, exceeding Sarah and Toby's goal of raising $10,000, by more than $3500.

The objective for 2019 and beyond is to continue to grow in both numbers and impact each year - with the hope to help improve the lives of people affected by mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and suicide.

The walk starts with a briefing at the Cargo Inn at 11am on Thursday, March 7.

Leaving Cargo at 12 noon participants have until 5pm to complete the first stage before being picked up by a safety vehicle and transported to Canowindra.

Walkers leave Canowindra the following morning at 10am and again have until 5pm to get to Gooloogong.

The third stage leaves Gooloogong Hotel at 7.30am finishing at 5.30pm. Refreshments will be available at the finish line and a function will be held, commencing at 7pm at the Grenfell Golf Club.

If anyone is interested in becoming involved in the event in 2020 and requires more information please see the website www.c2gwalk.com or contact event organiser Toby Barons at c2gwalk@gmail.com